Innovating for Victoria’s Health
The Bio21 Cluster expo – Innovating for Victoria’s Health: Health + Medical Expo – was a fantastic opportunity for parliamentarians and the general public to learn about the world-class work being carried out in Victoria’s medical research institutes, hospitals and universities.
The Bionics Institute’s cochlear implant research was one of five projects chosen as examples of medical research success stories, highlighted under the banner of ‘Bionic ear restores hearing for hundreds of thousands’.
The development of an advanced bionic eye by the Bionic Vision Australia consortium of research institutions, due for clinical trial next year, was also featured.
The take-home message for MPs was the importance of medical research in providing new solutions to major health issues and its contribution to the economic wealth and knowledge of the State.