We are delighted to announce that our very own Dr Xumei (Bryan) Gao has been awarded one of ten highly competitive fellowships from the MTPConnect REDI (Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry) Fellowship program. MTPConnect recently made public the ten high-skilled Australian researchers, clinicians and professionals from the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector who were selected as the next fellows under the REDI Fellowship Program. The successful fellows were selected from applications submitted across Australia.

The REDI Fellowship Program provides financial support to Australian, international and/or multinational medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to bring the best Australian talent in-house to work on priority research projects. It is helping Australian researchers, clinicians and MTP professionals gain real world experience and skills by being deployed into industry settings.

MTPConnect Managing Director and CEO, Dr Dan Grant, says this is the largest group of industry-led fellowships to be announced since the REDI program began, taking the total to 14 fellows. “Our congratulations to these ten talented fellows – and to the companies who are sponsoring them,” Dr Grant said. “It’s great to see so many major international companies in the sector getting behind this initiative and involving Australia’s talent base to spearhead global collaboration.”

Dr Gao is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the ARC CPTT, based at The University of Melbourne. He will undertake a 12-month project with one of our industry partners, Trajan Scientific & Medical. Dr Gao will be enhancing skills in product development and validation with Trajan, a Melbourne-based global leader in analytical technology commercialisation. He will focus on evaluating the application and utility of pump technology in commercial settings to emulate tissue physiology in cell culture to improve prediction of drug efficacy.

Congratulations to Bryan and our partners at Trajan on this successful outcome! We look forward to seeing this work continue to progress in the coming year.

Full announcement from MTPConnect can be found here.

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