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WA: SPARK Co-Lab Actuator – Identifying a Good Unmet Clinical Need
July 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SPARK Co-Lab Actuator is returning on the 19th of July with a session on clinical needs assessment – specifically, how to identify the right unmet clinical needs that can provide a foundation for successful product development.
Leading the session will be Accelerating Australia team member, Dr Matt Oldakowski, co-Course Director of the Perth Biodesign course. Matt is a biomedical engineering researcher and medical device entrepreneur with a mechanical engineering degree from The University of Western Australia. In his PhD studies at Curtin University he co-developed an expandable orthopaedic screw which spun-out into REX Ortho. He is also a co-inventor and co-founder of Cervical ChinUp and has recently returned from Stanford University where he was a Global Faculty in Training Fellow at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.
Matt will be joined by Martina Mariano, a medical researcher with a strong passion for innovative medical technologies and devices and a serial participant of Accelerating Australia and MTPConnect supported courses. Martina has completed the Entrepreneurial Mindset boot camp and Concept to Creation course at CERI, the 2017 SPARK Co-Lab Design course, QUT’s Bridge Program and is currently supporting the 2018 Perth Biodesign course as an Alumni Fellow mentor.
Martina is currently completing her Ph.D. in Neurodevelopment at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research through The University of Western Australia. As a result of her participation in the 2017 SPARK Co-Lab Design course, Martina is also a co-founder of Biacor and part of the team that has developed AbYWin™, a novel technology to improve the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection.
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