ROUND 2

2020

 This exclusive iPREP Biodesign round ran from 29th June - 14th August 2020 and connected 11 PhD students to 4 healthcare organisations.

 

This was a inaugural virtual round with additional training delivered by Perth Biodesign. 

OUR SUPPORTERS 

Monitoring babies and mothers currently requires guesswork due to deficiencies in monitoring technology, leading to world of stress, medical guesswork, litigation and poorer outcomes.

 

VitalTrace is developing a new technology for keeping mother and babies safe during labour and delivery. It provides continuous, accurate data about the baby’s status during labour, which allows Obstetricians to make informed decisions about management, intervene only when necessary and allows mothers to birth in the most natural way possible.

 

Our aim is to save babies lives and prevent unnecessary intervention in labour and delivery around the world.

Video Produced By The VitalTrace Student Team

PROJECT TITLE

First end to end wearable fetal monitoring prototype

PROJECT SUMMARY

The students worked on algorithms to convert raw biosensor data into accurate, presentable real time information about the patient. This will be incorporated into a larger-than-final wearable prototype to prove the concept.

 

The students received insight into medical device research and development, including considerations of IP, regulatory and reimbursement. They learnt the  entrepreneurial mindset and principles of lean-start up. There was the opportunity to conduct future trials, publications and possible patents. Most importantly, there was the opportunity to contribute to the development of a device that has been touted to positively affect millions of mothers and babies.

This iPREP team received extra training by Perth Biodesign 

Video Produced By The VitalTrace Student Team

Meet The Team

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GEORGIOS

MAVROPALIAS

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MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

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ALVIN LEE

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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SAMAN

AKBAR ZADEH

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SCIENCE

PROJECT TITLE

DNM Design Sprint (Software)

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project was divided into three parts:

 

 

Software

Prototyping and developing the software as per the current software architecture plan

 

UX Design

Gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements, and building navigation components.

 

Health economics

Health economics study for top three markets (US/EU/AU) to evaluate current and proposed strategies and interpret findings in regards to the cycle of care and cycle of resources.

Every year, acute sinusitis accounts for 30 million, 45 million and 2 million GP visits in the United States, Europe, and Australia respectively. 10% of those cases are suspected to be bacterial while over 80% of them are given antibiotics. Following those 70% unnecessary prescription and the cost of antibiotics at $20 per script, we estimate a global burden of $1.06 billion.

 

Diag-Nose is working on a novel diagnostic tool to assist in accurate testing of acute bacterial sinusitis to reduce the economic burden of the disease and unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.The product is made up of small handheld device; made up of: a collection means to facilitate mucus collection from the nasal cavity, colorimetric assay strips which will indicate the presence of infection and an algorithm that takes clinical symptoms & strip results as input to
output the risk of infection

This iPREP team received extra training by Perth Biodesign 

Video Production by the Diag-Nose Medical Student Team

Video Produced By The Diag-Nose Medical Student Team

Meet The Team

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VI NGUYEN

THANH LE

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SCIENCE

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MOHAMMED 

KHAIATA

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BUSINESS

South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) is one of the Perth metropolitan public health service providers, consisting of:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital

  • Fremantle Hospital

  • Rockingham General Hospital

  • Murray District Hospital

  • Peel Health Campus delivered as a public private partnership with Ramsay Health Care Limited.

SMHS delivers hospital and community based public healthcare services to a population of approximately 659,000 people. SMHS supports 25% of the state’s population and typically caters to older consumers. Our new Innovation Centre is supporting staff to design and implement innovative solutions to improve service delivery and outcomes for our community. Our motto is "Goombah Kaartdijin", a Nyoongar phrase that can be translated as Big Dreaming.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/About%20us/South%20Metropolitan%20Health%20Service

This iPREP team received extra training by Perth Biodesign

PROJECT TITLE

SMHS Innovation Projects

PROJECT SUMMARY

  1. Recommendations for application of artificial intelligence to improve and sustain a risk screening tool currently in development at SMHS which is focused on reducing hospital readmission through the lens of medication safety​

  2. "Kaartdijin" Evaluation and Ongoing Communications/Marketing Strategy : 

  • To evaluate our innovation program ​

  • To develop communications and marketing strategies for innovation projects

Both projects will provided great exposure for participants to the large and complex nature of government service provider organisations – specifically health. The participants gained an insight into both the opportunities and challenges of working within a large organisation and learnt about how to solve complex problems in an environment of constraint and competing priorities.They had the opportunity to develop a diverse network of industry stakeholders within and outside of SMHS, including hospital clinical and corporate staff, consumers. Their engagement with the network progressed skills including consultation, negotiation and collaboration.

Videos Produced By The South Metropolitan Health Student Team

Meet The Team

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RHYS POULTON

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PHYSICS, MATHEMATICS &

COMPUTING

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JULIA TANG

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 

SOCIAL WORK & SPEECH PATHOLOGY

PROJECT TITLE

Breast Conserving Surgery: Detailed Market Evaluation & Literature Review

PROJECT SUMMARY

To achieve OncoRes’ goal of improving surgical outcomes by putting ORM-1 into surgeons’ hands, OncoRes must develop a commercial ORM-1 system which is optimally positioned to address all stakeholders’ needs.

 

Accordingly, OncoRes invited a team to work on the following tasks:

 

  • US Market Analysis

  • Commercially Focused Literature Review

  • Future Clinical Applications

 

This iPREP team is received extra training by Perth

Biodesign

OncoRes Medical Pty Ltd (‘OncoRes’) is a private, venture-backed company which spun out of The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Department of Health in October 2016. It is based at Harry Perkins North in Nedlands, Western Australia.

 

OncoRes is developing an in-cavity intra-operative imaging system for use during cancer surgery. The system (working name ‘ORM-1’) will enable surgeons to conduct in-cavity assessment for residual tumor during cancer surgeries, to identify and remove cancerous tissue. (The technology effectively digitises the sense of touch, and ‘sees’ the difference between cancer and healthy tissue).

 

OncoRes is focused on improving outcomes in Breast Conserving Surgery (‘BCS’). Around 65% of women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis will choose BCS treatment. Of these women, in Australia around 30% will require a second operation (‘re-excision’) because post-operative pathology detects cancer cells at the edge of the excised tumor. The BCS re-excision problem is well-recognised, costing over US$1bn per year across major markets and imposing a significant burden on patients and families. Surgeons need a solution.

Video Produced By The OncoRes Medical Student Team

Meet The Team

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GINA CHATELLIER

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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JASON BOYNTON

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MEDICAL HEALTH SCIENCES

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ASHA RAMACHANDRAN

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CIVIL AND MECHANICAL 

ENGINEERING