Every graduate of the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) funded by NSW Health had been invited to apply for the 2019 post-program awards that included International Engagement, IP protection, Regulatory Pathways and Prototype Design. Recipients have been announced at the 2019 MDCTP Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

A/Prof Olga Shimoni, who is a 2018 MDCTP graduate, received the Brandwood Biomedical Regulatory award worth of $10,000. The Brandwood Biomedical regulatory pathways award will help in the development of the regulatory strategy for USA, Europe and Australian markets to commercialise the technology for easy detection of coeliac disease. Olga will work closely with the consultants from Brandwood-CKC to plan and design national clinical trials that are acceptable by regulatory authorities in Europe, Australia and USA.


FACTA 2019

Rhiannon Alder presenting her work on the use of “Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy towards low level detection of drugs” at the Forensic & Clinical Toxicologists Association Conference in Adelaide, 16th-19th June 2019


CRC-P Emergence

An exciting development that has arisen due to the collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment within our ARC – IDEAL Hub has been a recently awarded CRC-P, that aims to develop a novel real-time milk sensor for ovulation detection in dairy cows.  This CRC-P brings together IDEAL Hub industry partners Biotics and Surgical Diagnostics and academic partners from UTS in a new and exciting project.  The new and separate project is led by Biotics, with core technology provided by Surgical Diagnostics, along with scientific expertise from UTS researchers. Prior to the IDEAL Hub, Biotics had no prior collaborations with either UTS or Surgical Diagnostics researchers.  The relationship and collaboration between these parties was forged and grew directly from within the IDEAL Hub. Connecting industry and academic partners has been a key focus of hub activities, with an eye on driving novel solutions to industry problems, that increase Australia’s competitiveness and research standing across the globe.


Engaging with Industry 2019

The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM hosted an Engaging with Industry, NSW event in the aim of developing an entrepreneurial mindset in students and scientists and highlighting the importance of industry engagement, understanding commercialisation and the importance of developing strong professional connections beyond academia. Associate Professor Olga Shimoni was asked to represent the field of academia, alongside industry and legal experts.


International Symposium on Future Materials 2019

Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin was invited to attend the 2019 International Symposium on Future Materials. The Symposium focused on the latest developments and future direction of materials science, chemistry and physics. Dayong Jin provided an update on the Future and Challenges for Hybrid Upconversion Nanosystems, he was also a member of the International Advisory Committee […]

2018 CNGC Symposium

Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin was invited to attend the 2018 CNGC Symposium on Next Generation Cytometry (Samcheok, South Korea). The meeting covers topics, such as liquid biopsy, electrochemical sensors, deep learning, RNA sequencing, and imaging techniques that enable the latest developments of cytometry and diagnostics. He delivered a Plenary talk on upconversion super dots for super-resolution imaging and single […]

Minomic Quarterly Progress Meeting

Our quarterly progress catch-up meeting was held at Minomic International Ltd. Our IDEAL Hub researchers Dr Gungun Lin, Dr Yvonne Chen, Mr Yuan Liu, reported their recent achievements on microfluidics devices, new bioconjugation protocols and validations.

Our industry partners Prof Brad Walsh and Dr Yanling Lu provided a new set of valuable advice.

Starting from next week, IDEAL hub researchers will participate in the in-house GPC-1 ELISA assays at Minomic.

New Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

World-leading analytical chemist, IDEAL Hub Deputy Director and Director of the University of South Australia’s Future Industries InstituteProfessor Emily Hilder has been made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

2018 Annual IDEAL Hub Forum

UniSA hosted the annual ARC Research IDEAL Hub Forum at the Cancer Research Institute in Adelaide. The annual forum brought Hub collaborators together to celebrate and share research activities happening in the Hub.

ANFF and the SA health industry were featured at the event, highlighting the opportunities available in South Australia. The event was well attended by over twenty participants including representatives from the UTS, UniSA and industry partners.


ULVAC Chairman, Hisaharu Obinata, and the ULVAC delegation visited UniSA and met with the Vice Chancellor, Prof David Lloyd and senior management staff including Prof Tanya Monro, Prof Craig Priest, Nigel Relph and Simon Doe.

The meeting offered an opportunity to re-state the mutual commitment to the existing partnership and discuss emerging opportunities ahead.

The delegation then headed to Mawson Lakes campus to discuss current projects and tour the facilities available at UniSA and ANFF.