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MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Marta Orlowska
Jun 28, 2022 Queensland

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Marta Orlowska

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Marta Orlowska MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholar Marta Orlowska is transforming her impact by investigating the molecular and metabolic basis behind time-of-day dependent heart attacks.

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: April Van Der Kamp
Jun 09, 2022

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: April Van Der Kamp

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: April Van Der Kamp 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholar April Van Der Kamp is successfully fusing science, research commercialisation and entrepreneurship. 

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Dr Rowan Page
Jun 07, 2022

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Dr Rowan Page

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Dr Rowan Page MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholar Dr Rowan Page is transforming his impact by developing a wearable light sensing device to guide people toward healthier light exposure patterns together with the team at Circadian Health Innovations.

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Dr Anushi Rajapaksa
Jun 06, 2022

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Dr Anushi Rajapaksa

MedTech Actuator 2021 Menzies Scholar: Dr Anushi Rajapaksa  

Harnessing telehealth to power a connected global health ecosystem
May 24, 2022

Harnessing telehealth to power a connected global health ecosystem

MedTech Actuator startup Neev Tech Labs is transforming how patients around the world experience and access healthcare through telehealth innovation The Neev Tech Labs virtual care platform, Connect2MyDoctor is powering a connected global health ecosystem – supporting the response to challenges including delivering healthcare while preventing the spread of COVID19, and rising chronic illness.

Menzies Scholars – Where are they now?
May 19, 2022

Menzies Scholars – Where are they now?

Fusing science, research commercialisation, and entrepreneurship  

Navigating the Hurdles and Hoops of Research Commercialisation
May 16, 2022 Victoria

Navigating the Hurdles and Hoops of Research Commercialisation

The way in which humans solve and navigate healthcare problems has progressed immensely over the past century. From penicillin to AI-driven medical imaging, health innovations have enabled humans to flourish in ways never imagined possible.

Women in Health Entrepreneurship
May 11, 2022 Sydney

Women in Health Entrepreneurship

When it comes to healthcare and entrepreneurship, there is no such thing as a founder journey without challenges, hurdles, difficulties or dilemmas.  That said, across the system, it is often the case that female-identifying and diverse individuals face particular and specific barriers that are not always faced by their counterparts.

Meet Shanna – Project Officer
May 11, 2022 Victoria

Meet Shanna – Project Officer

Project Officer Shanna Lam works with the MedTech Actuator team to organise and provide project management support for the MedTech Actuator programs, including the flagship 12-month MedTech Actuator Accelerator, the idea-stage innovation competition Origin, Menzies Scholarship and Fellowship and its community across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. 

Meet Matt – Commercial & Partnership Director
May 11, 2022 Queensland

Meet Matt – Commercial & Partnership Director

Commercial and Partnership Director Matt Frith works with the MedTech Actuator team to develop and drive the execution of strategies to ensure the long term growth of the MedTech Actuator, and its programs such as MedTech Actuator Accelerator, Origin, Menzies Scholarship and Fellowship, and its ecosystem across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. This includes engaging with and supporting startup founders and developing and managing strategic relationships with key partners and stakeholders across public policy, health, and innovation ecosystems.

Synchron: Unlocking The Natural Highways Of The Brain
May 04, 2022 Victoria

Synchron: Unlocking The Natural Highways Of The Brain

Synchron founders and inaugural MedTech Actuator Origin alumni Associate Professor Thomas Oxley and Professor Nicholas Opie spoke with us recently about their journey to unlock the natural highways of the brain. 

Meet Simran – Marketing Coordinator
Apr 14, 2022 Singapore

Meet Simran – Marketing Coordinator

Every team needs strong marketing and communication professionals to drive brand awareness, and coordinate promotional activities. As Marketing Coordinator, Simran Jain will be doing just that – bringing a unique background in marketing and biotechnology to the team at MedTech Actuator.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow 2022: Dr Greg Stewart
Apr 04, 2022

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow 2022: Dr Greg Stewart

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow Dr Greg Stewart is fusing research with entrepreneurship to deliver better medicines for psychiatric disease.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow: Dr Warwick Nesbitt
Mar 28, 2022

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow: Dr Warwick Nesbitt

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow Dr Warwick Nesbitt is fusing research with entrepreneurship to help reduce the prevalence and impact of cardiovascular disease. Unlocking The Potential Of Lab-On-A-Chip Technologies Warwick is the Laboratory Head of the Haematology Micro-platforms Group, based within the Australian Centre for Blood Disease at Monash University.

Lenexa Medical Technology Listed on ARTG
Mar 23, 2022

Lenexa Medical Technology Listed on ARTG

Lenexa Medical’s world-first technology to enable personalised pressure injury prevention has been listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – and has the potential to save Australia’s health system billions every year. 

The Growing Role for Female Leadership in MedTech Startups 
Mar 10, 2022

The Growing Role for Female Leadership in MedTech Startups 

Nutromics Head of Commercial and IP Rosie Stramandinoli shares her journey and reflects on the growing role and importance of female leadership in MedTech startups.

MedTech Actuator Accelerator 4th Birthday
Mar 04, 2022

MedTech Actuator Accelerator 4th Birthday

Here’s to another year of supporting APAC’s best emerging medical innovations through the MedTech Actuator Accelerator!

HatiSens – Faster Heart Attack Detection to Guide Treatment
Feb 16, 2022

HatiSens – Faster Heart Attack Detection to Guide Treatment

MedTech Actuator Accelerator startup HatiSens is developing a point-of-care device that can accurately and rapidly diagnose heart attacks to guide clinical treatment.

Desafía Singapore applications opening soon
Feb 15, 2022 Singapore

Desafía Singapore applications opening soon

MedTech Actuator is supporting Spain’s next wave of health ventures to take bold, strategic steps into Asia Pacific’s thriving innovation ecosystem with the new Desafía Singapore program.

Make Your MedTech Actuator Accelerator Application Shine
Feb 14, 2022

Make Your MedTech Actuator Accelerator Application Shine

Thinking about applying to the Medtech Actuator Accelerator? Here are top tips from Maria Pelipas, our Head of Programs, on how to prepare a stellar application.

GenEmbryomics sequences the genomes of IVF embryos
Feb 09, 2022

GenEmbryomics sequences the genomes of IVF embryos

MedTech Actuator startup GenEmbryomics offers an innovative new technique for IVF patients to screen for every known genetic disease before pregnancy.

Supporting people with limb loss through VRx
Feb 02, 2022

Supporting people with limb loss through VRx

MedTech Actuator Accelerator startup Virtetic is developing game-based virtual reality digital therapeutics (VRx) for people living with limb loss. 

Meet Sebastian – Chief Financial Officer
Jan 30, 2022

Meet Sebastian – Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer Sebastian Gomez manages the financial operations of MedTech Actuator in Australia and Singapore. He brings strategy and business development acumen to mentoring and supporting founders across our programs – building their expertise in valuation, negotiation, forecasting and more.

Nutromics accelerates path to precision medicine.
Jan 11, 2022

Nutromics accelerates path to precision medicine.

Award-winning Melbourne-based startup Nutromics is revolutionising precision medicine and recently bolstered funding to $10M total.

Announcing MedTech Actuator Showcase 2021 Award Winners
Dec 10, 2021

Announcing MedTech Actuator Showcase 2021 Award Winners

At the recent MedTech Actuator Showcase we joined ecosystem leaders to celebrate Asia Pacific’s next wave of early-stage MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech entrepreneurs – with four taking out prestigious awards.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellows 2022 announced
Dec 10, 2021

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellows 2022 announced

Two Australian researchers have been announced as MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellows 2022. Congratulations to Dr Warwick Nesbitt and Dr Gregory Stewart who are set to transform their research impact.

Congratulations to the MedTech Actuator Origin finalists!
Dec 01, 2021

Congratulations to the MedTech Actuator Origin finalists!

Out of ten impressive startups that made it through to the Origin Semi-final, MedTech Actuator is proud to announce three finalists moving forward to pitch at the MedTech Actuator Showcase.

MedTech Actuator Origin Semi-Finalists Announced
Nov 11, 2021

MedTech Actuator Origin Semi-Finalists Announced

Twenty impressive teams recently battled it out at the MedTech Actuator Origin Rapid Fire Rounds, pitching their ideas to improve and save lives through health innovation. Ten teams took out top place and are now progressing to the Semi-Finals.

Meet Makenzie – Program and Community Coordinator
Nov 05, 2021

Meet Makenzie – Program and Community Coordinator

MedTech Actuator Program and Community Coordinator Makenzie Thomas brings her passion for entrepreneurship, startup ecosystems and supporting founders to delivering MedTech Actuator Origin, and the MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship and Fellowship programs.

Radetec Diagnostics develops fast COVID19 test
Oct 12, 2021

Radetec Diagnostics develops fast COVID19 test

With assistance from the Additive Manufacturing Hub at AMTIL, MedTech Actuator startup Radetec Diagnostics has developed an innovative device to facilitate fast and inexpensive testing of various infectious diseases – including COVID19.

Founders powering the next wave of health innovation.
Oct 12, 2021

Founders powering the next wave of health innovation.

Congratulations to founders on recently completing MedTech Actuator – Asia Pacific’s MedTech catalyst.

EloCare: Helping people age gracefully with IoMT technology.
Oct 11, 2021 Singapore

EloCare: Helping people age gracefully with IoMT technology.

MedTech Actuator startup EloCare Pte Ltd is innovating in the internet of medical things (IoMT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop connected and smart healthcare devices that help people live longer and age gracefully.

Our village is raising MedTech’s next wave of innovators.
Sep 16, 2021

Our village is raising MedTech’s next wave of innovators.

Thank you to health innovation experts from across Asia Pacific and the US who recently shared their industry insights and knowledge through MedTech Actuator sprints with the region’s best emerging health entrepreneurs.

Meet the next MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholars
Sep 16, 2021

Meet the next MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholars

The MedTech Actuator and Menzies Foundation are thrilled to announce the second cohort of MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowships now open
Sep 07, 2021

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowships now open

Are you a high-potential scientist or researcher working with MedTech, BioTech or HealthTech innovations? Are you interested in exploring entrepreneurship and commercialisation? Do you have a research project with market translation potential?

MedTech Actuator Origin is back – apply today!
Aug 04, 2021

MedTech Actuator Origin is back – apply today!

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a MedTech, BioTech or HealthTech startup idea? Apply now for the 2021 MedTech Actuator Origin!

Meet Gobind – Project Officer
Aug 02, 2021

Meet Gobind – Project Officer

Last year the MedTech ActuatorTM opened a second office – in Singapore. As part of our expansion through Asia Pacific, Project Officer Gobind Singh is supporting the work of Singapore-based founders to improve and save lives with health innovation.

NanoMSlide manufacturing smart microscope slides in Melbourne.
Jul 27, 2021

NanoMSlide manufacturing smart microscope slides in Melbourne.

A new facility at the Australian National Fabrication Facility has made it possible for MedTech Actuator startup NanoMSlide to manufacture their smart nanotechnology microscope slides onshore for instant, more accurate cancer diagnosis.

Safeguarding frontline & essential workers from COVID-19 & future pandemics.
Jul 13, 2021

Safeguarding frontline & essential workers from COVID-19 & future pandemics.

Expression of interest recently opened to invest in Soterius. The MedTech Actuator startup is scaling its COVID-19 biosensor to help protect workers and the wider community from devastating health, social and economic impacts of future pandemics.

Asia Pacific’s best emerging health entrepreneurs join MedTech Actuator.
Jul 08, 2021

Asia Pacific’s best emerging health entrepreneurs join MedTech Actuator.

Entrepreneurs working to improve and save lives through health innovation have joined the MedTech Actuator – Asia Pacific’s MedTech catalyst.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships applications open
Jul 04, 2021

MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships applications open

Are you a researcher in MedTech, BioTech or HealthTech looking to explore entrepreneurship and commercialisation? Do you have a research project with market translation potential? Apply now for 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships!

Meet Maria – Head of Programs
Jun 28, 2021

Meet Maria – Head of Programs

With a career that spans the US, Australia, Belgium, and Russia – managing international activities for over 200 startups – MedTech Actuator Head of Programs Maria Pelipas is supporting Asia Pacific’s next wave of health entrepreneurs to improve and save lives.

AI technology reducing discomfort for patients during childbirth.
Jun 11, 2021

AI technology reducing discomfort for patients during childbirth.

A traumatic childbirth drives MedTech Actuator alumna, Cailin Ng – CEO and Co-Founder of Singapore-based HiCura Medical – to advance an AI-powered technology that can significantly reduce discomfort and risks for women around the world.

Ventora Medical Co-Founders honoured in 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30.
May 14, 2021

Ventora Medical Co-Founders honoured in 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30.

Congratulations to MedTech Actuator alumni Amy Yu and Edward Buijs, co-founders of Melbourne-based startup Ventora Medical, on being honoured in the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science list.

Making it possible for seniors to live better longer.
Apr 09, 2021

Making it possible for seniors to live better longer.

MedTech Actuator alumnus Gabriel is developing technology that delivers more proactive and integrated care to the elderly at home, hospitals and aged care facilities by helping family, clinicians and carers to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right support.

Inaugural 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships announced.
Feb 26, 2021

Inaugural 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships announced.

Ten high-potential health, medical and biotechnology researchers have been selected to each receive a 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship – supporting them to develop a career that fuses science, research, and entrepreneurship.

RehabSwift advancing a customised brain-computer interface for stroke recovery.
Feb 24, 2021

RehabSwift advancing a customised brain-computer interface for stroke recovery.

MedTech Actuator startup RehabSwift Pty Ltd is developing a personalised brain-computer interface that revives hand movement after stroke, a leading cause of long-term disability worldwide.

Pronto Bottle raises $175K crowdfunding on Birchal in midst of COVID19.
Feb 17, 2021

Pronto Bottle raises $175K crowdfunding on Birchal in midst of COVID19.

Form-i-Baby has reached their crowdfunding target on Birchal in the midst of the COVID19 global pandemic, raising AUD$175K and welcoming 140 new investors to advance Pronto Bottle – a world-first self-sterilising baby bottle.

Next generation tissue building & regenerative medicine for neural repair.
Feb 08, 2021

Next generation tissue building & regenerative medicine for neural repair.

Inaugural MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow Associate Professor Jeremy Crook is developing a world-first neural repair medical technology to improve the lives of people living with neural tissue damage as a result of illness or trauma.

MedTech Actuator applications now open
Jan 24, 2021

MedTech Actuator applications now open

Applications are now open for MedTech Actuator – Asia Pacific’s MedTech Catalyst.

Supporting people with low vision to live their life the way they choose
Dec 28, 2020

Supporting people with low vision to live their life the way they choose

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow and CueSleeve co-founder Dr Chris McCarthy is working to make it easier for people living with low vision and neurocognitive disorders to do what they want and love to do.

Researchers join inaugural MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowship
Dec 06, 2020

Researchers join inaugural MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Chris McCarthy and Associate Professor Jeremy Crook on their appointment as inaugural MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellows.

Ventora Medical closes investment round during COVID19.
Nov 26, 2020

Ventora Medical closes investment round during COVID19.

MedTech Actuator startup Ventora Medical has successfully closed its angel investment round in the midst of the COVID19 global pandemic. The new investment will make it possible for Ventora Medical to advance their technology that helps premature babies to breathe.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships now open
Nov 15, 2020

MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships now open

Applications are now open for 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships – each valued at $10,000. Ten junior researchers will each receive tailored education, access to exclusive industry events and a $1,000 stipend to support them in exploring their commercialisation goals.

Navi Medical Technologies awarded NHMRC grant
Oct 18, 2020

Navi Medical Technologies awarded NHMRC grant

Congratulations to MedTech Actuator alumnus Navi Medical Technologies, awarded an NHMRC Development Grant worth almost $900,000. 

Baby bottle that self-sterilises on the go
Oct 06, 2020

Baby bottle that self-sterilises on the go

Equity crowdfunding expression of interest is now open on Birchal for Form-i-Baby’s world-first self-sterilising baby bottle. Pronto Bottle will make bottle feeding safer for babies, save precious time for parents and keep millions of bottles out of landfill every year.

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowships now open
Oct 06, 2020

MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowships now open

Applications are now open for 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellowships – each valued at $70,000. Two high-potential medical or scientific researchers will each receive tailored mentoring from commercialisation experts, a $20,000 stipend and access to the MedTech Actuator™.

Wearable bionic ear to offer accessible hearing transformation.
Sep 23, 2020

Wearable bionic ear to offer accessible hearing transformation.

Australian startup Augmented Bionics has secured $650,000 in a round led by UK-based VC fund IP Group and included MedTech Actuator™ VC partner Artesian.

First-in-human trial of new MedTech to support critically ill newborns.
Sep 22, 2020

First-in-human trial of new MedTech to support critically ill newborns.

MedTech Actuator startup Navi Medical Technologies passed a major milestone recently when the clinical prototype of the Neonav ECG Tip Location System was used on patients for the first time.

Preventing heart attacks with MedTech innovation.
Sep 08, 2020

Preventing heart attacks with MedTech innovation.

Australian startup Nirtek is developing a medical technology that will help prevent heart attacks, the leading cause of death worldwide.

Smart clothing for babies helps navigate stresses and anxieties of early parenthood.
Aug 31, 2020

Smart clothing for babies helps navigate stresses and anxieties of early parenthood.

Three years ago, Goldilocks founder Shem Richards was blessed with a daughter. At the hospital, his daughter was perfect and they had all the support that they needed. Then they brought her home and she started crying.

Neuromersiv secures $1 million to advance MedTech for stroke, spinal cord & brain injury survivors.
Aug 18, 2020

Neuromersiv secures $1 million to advance MedTech for stroke, spinal cord & brain injury survivors.

MedTech Actuator™ startup Neuromersiv has received a $1 million grant from the BioMedTech Horizons Fund to help bring their virtual reality solution for neurorehabilitation to life.

The next evolution of wearable tech for personalised health.
Jul 20, 2020

The next evolution of wearable tech for personalised health.

New wearable technology is under development to help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes – the world’s fastest growing chronic condition.

MedTech Actuator™ startup Data Dissect signs MOU with CQInsights Inc.
Jul 15, 2020

MedTech Actuator™ startup Data Dissect signs MOU with CQInsights Inc.

MedTech Actuator™ startup Data Dissect has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CQInsights Inc, the US-based global frontrunner in the development and implementation of learning health care systems.

Helping premature babies breathe.
Apr 04, 2020

Helping premature babies breathe.

The breathing support that clinicians give to babies born prematurely plays a critical role in their survival, length of stay in neonatal intensive care and long-term health. Melbourne-based startup, Ventora Medical is developing a device that will help clinicians to administer this vital breathing support with greater precision.

Alleviating pain from injections
Jan 17, 2020

Alleviating pain from injections

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, NeedleCalm Pty Ltd Director, Lauren Barber, saw first-hand the pain and anxiety experienced by patients undergoing needle-related procedures.

A new painless, blood-free way for diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels.
Dec 20, 2019

A new painless, blood-free way for diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels.

After witnessing her mother live with diabetes for 35 years, Dr Amutha Devi Kumar was inspired to bring together a team to create the world’s first totally non-invasive, data-driven and affordable blood glucometer.

Ensuring care continuity for people with mental health conditions.
Nov 17, 2019

Ensuring care continuity for people with mental health conditions.

Cogniant is a novel mobile app that uses digital phenotyping to make proactive mental health diagnoses and bring early intervention benefits to large patient populations.

New test for infection to improve patient quality of life and outcomes.
Nov 07, 2019

New test for infection to improve patient quality of life and outcomes.

Driven to improve quality of life and outcomes for cancer patients, one startup has created a simple test that can quickly and sensitively detect infections – helping patients to access the care they need, when they need it.