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.