Technology Lecture & Roundtable Discussion: Trends and Opportunities in Manufacturing Biomedical Devices

Date: 30 Nov 2010 - 30 Nov 2010

Venue: SimTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

Associate Professor Andrew Ruys will present an overview of the global biomedical technology industry. In addition, he will discuss biomedical technology from a mechanical, materials, bioelectronics and biotechnology standpoint. 

With many developing countries facing an increasing ageing population and health problems related to obesity and sports, the need for viable biomedical devices has grown more significantly than ever. In this free technology lecture and roundtable discussion event, Associate Professor Ruys will be giving a talk on the global biomedical industry from a technological perspective as well as in terms of key corporations. Participants are then invited and strongly encouraged to partake in the roundtable discussion following the lecture to discuss relevant issues pertaining to biomedical technology.

About the Speaker
Associate Professor Andrew Ruys was born in Adelaide, Australia and studied in the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney where he obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree (Honours I) and subsequently, his PhD in 1992.  He has 152 publications and has been awarded about $3 million in competitive research grants over the last 15 years. He was the recipient of several fellowship awards including the distinguished Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, which was awarded in 2001. His research work includes the synthesis and mechanical and biological testing of biomaterials, and medical device design such as spinal disk prostheses, bioscaffolds and functionally graded composites. Currently he is the Director of Biomedical Engineering (Education) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, at the University of Sydney and is personally involved in 3 ongoing commercialization projects, 2 of which are based in Australia and 1 in South East Asia. With a sound technical background and first-hand commercialisation experience, this event will undoubtedly be of much interest to the local scientific and business communities.

8.50am     Registration 
9.00am     Technology Lecture by A/Professor Andrew J. Ruys
10.00am   Refreshment & Networking
10.30am   Roundtable Discussion 
12.00pm   End

Who Should Attend
Biomedical science researchers, medical and industry professionals, academic staff, students and SIMTech researchers.

Registration for this event is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Please note that this event is a leadup to the biomedical workshop on the 1st December which will focus more on the commercialisation process of a biomedical device. Interested parties should contact SIMTech (contacts appended below) for more details.  

For technical enquiries: Dr Cynthia Chan, Email:
For general enquiries: Melissa Loh, Email: