Dr Peter De Cruz
Dr Peter De Cruz is one of Australia’s leading inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialists; he is the Director of the IBD service at the Austin Hospital and a Senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Dr De Cruz has been collaborating with the Bionics Institute for four years.
“I feel incredibly privileged to be part of such a fantastic team that has taken a proof-of-concept from pre-clinical research, to a world first-in-human clinical trial to assist Crohn’s disease patients.
The Bionics Institute is a unique medical research institute that promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration involving engineers, bench-side researchers and clinicians to help solve very complex clinical problems. The Institute attracts some of the very best and brightest in their respective fields and has provided an open forum to enable its group of clinicians and multi-disciplinary researchers to work together to address questions of unmet need. The environment has been nurtured and developed to propel the academy of health, science and medical research forward to the limits of the imagination.” – Dr Peter De Cruz