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Official launch of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant (ARC CMIT)​

The ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies was officially launched today by Dr Katie Allen MP, Member for Higgins, representing Senator Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education. Funding from ARC will harness Australia’s talent in medical implant technologies.

“Australia’s got talent! Talent from doctors in hospitals. Talent from experts in industry. Talent from researchers in universities”, declared Prof Peter Vee Sin Lee, Centre Director, in his speech. CMIT brings together 6 global companies, 6 hospitals, 6 small-to-medium sized enterprises, 4 universities and 1 research organization from Australia, Belgium, China, UK & USA.

CMIT will train a new generation of industry ready biomedical engineers with skills in personalised 3D printed medical implants. PhD students and Postdocs will undertake research at University of Melbourne, Flinders University (Prof Mark Taylor) and Griffith University (Prof David Lloyd) working with industry & hospital partners.

In a press release, the Minister for Education Dan Tehan MP said the research conducted at the centre would transform the medical implant industry in Australia. “The research conducted at this centre will lead to safer and more efficient surgical procedures, faster recovery time and better patient outcomes,” Mr Tehan said.

The event was kicked off by Ali Moore, Master of Ceremonies and concluded with a Panel Discussion on the Future of Medical Implant Technologies.

Thank you to our Partners and guests for attending the Launch!

Partners of ARC CMIT with Dr Katie Allen MP, Member for Higgins, and Professor Sue Thomas, CEO of ARC.

Partners of ARC CMIT

Biomedical engineering PhD students with Dr Katie Allen MP


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