AMMD has welcomed The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, joining the Research Hub as the newest Partner Organisation. This partnership also brings Dr Stephanie Yerkovich, the Research Development Manager, to AMMD’s team as Partner Investigator.
The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation (TPCHF) is the charity aligned with the health and medical research community based at The Prince Charles Hospital. Through its community fundraising initiative, The Common Good, TPCHF aims to sustainably fund innovative medical discoveries that will both profoundly improve and save lives.
TPCHF and AMMD’s partnership will complement TPCHF’s research projects at the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Lab, part of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital. This collaboration will provide opportunities to identify manufacturing challenges specific to emerging medical devices.
The collaboration will explore the development of advanced manufacturing technologies for cardiovascular medical device applications with the expertise of medical professionals at The Prince Charles Hospital, assisting with device design, fluid dynamics and materials selection. Furthermore, AMMD will be able to translate its advanced manufacturing research to another family of medical devices, broadening the research scope of devices and materials, with the potential to provide further opportunities for Australian manufacturers.
AMMD is looking forward to this new collaboration.