Medical device stars wanted

Applications for a prestigious international postdoctoral program, being offered in Australia for the first time, have been called for by Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Jillian Skinner (pictured right).

The NSW Government developed the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program to promote the discovery and application of new treatments, diagnostic techniques and devices.

Mrs Skinner said it was vital to support researchers to bring their medical dev-ices to market, as these devices have the power to greatly enhance the quality of life for people living with a range of medical conditions.

Expressions of interest in the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program are invited from post-doctoral researchers, doctoral, PhD and masters candidates who will complete their degrees in 2014. 

Twenty candidates will undertake a three-month program with ATP Innovations, a technology incubator, and up to two candidates will travel to San Francisco for a scholar program.

■ Applications for the program are available from the Office for Health and Medical Research.

Visit health.nsw. gov.au/ohmr/pages/default.aspx.

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