Innovative Research teams get big ‘bench to business’ boost—20 December 2016

Five innovative research teams have received a boost under The University of Adelaide’s Commercial Accelerator Scheme, which has announced funding to take them all the way from ‘bench to business’.

Among the awardees are two research teams from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

The first team, led Professor Rob McLaughlin (an ARC Discovery Projects lead investigator), has been awarded $80,000 to develop a novel miniaturised imaging probe that can be encased within a hypodermic needle for use in neurosurgery, enabling safer and more effective brain biopsies.

Another team at the Centre, led by Dr Erik Schartner, has also been awarded $80,000 to use optical fibres to improve surgical practices through better cancer detection, during breast cancer procedures. 

Media issued by The University of Adelaide.

Image: Novel miniaturised imaging probe.
Image courtesy: ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016