Breast Cancer diagnostic technology takes out the top prize for MTGT 2018!

Summary: Five MedTech’s Got Talent (MTGT) 2018 finalist teams battled it out at last week’s Deal Pitch at EY in Sydney. As determined by a VIP industry panel, NanoMSlide was named the most investible team, taking out the $30,000 top prize (non-dilutive) of the MTGT 2018 competition. The Victorian team from LaTrobe University are developing a slide that allows any optical microscope to be used for instant and definitive early-stage breast cancer diagnosis.

Melbourne, Australia. Monday 18th March, 2019. NanoMslide, a Victorian startup from LaTrobe University, have taken out the $30,000 top prize (non-dilutive) of the MedTech’s Got Talent 2018 competition. The team of world-class researchers and commercialisation advisors – Associate Professor Brian Abbey, Dr. Eugeniu Balaur, Dr. Belinda Parker, Natalia Alvarez & Elpis Barons – are making waves with their platform technology that enables any optical microscope to be used for instant histology measurements.

The NanoMslide technology will eliminate the need for lumpectomy reoperation and improve the lives of more than 15 million people undergoing breast cancer surgery each year.

“When a promising technology platform is championed by enthusiastic, smart entrepreneurs, the possibilities are endless,” said Dr Buzz Palmer, CEO of The Actuator. That MedTech’s Got Talent was able to facilitate and accelerate NanoMSlide’s path to success is exactly what the program is all about.”

In its 5th year, the 2018 MTGT competition was as fierce as ever. From over 100 applications, NanoMslide emerged as the overall most investible team after a series of elimination rounds, including winning $10,000 (non-dilutive) funding at the National Gala Finals Dinner and a place in our intensive 6-week accelerator program. The 2018 program culminated in a Deal Pitch, where a panel of VIP industry judges selected NanoMslide to receive an additional $30,000 (non-dilutive) in prize money to drive their project towards commercialisation.

“MedTech’s Got Talent has been nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship for the last five years, and every year we are seeing the talent get stronger and the ideas get more innovative,” said Dr Buzz Palmer, CEO of The Actuator. “Congratulations to all the companies that took part and NanoMSlide on their victory.”

MedTech’s Got Talent is not possible without the entire ecosystem coming together to support the emerging talent and promising ideas of the future. This includes: STC Australia; The Victorian State Government, The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources; The Federal Government, The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science; Artesian; EY; Johnson & Johnson; Medtronic; Cook Medical; Baker; Burnet Institute; Macquarie University; Swinburne University; The University of Melbourne; LaTrobe University; Vestech; K&L Gates; Ingenuity Product Design; IDE; Planet Innovation; Hydrix; Design + Industry; Procept; MiniFAB; Microsoft; LaunchVic, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute; The Social Science; Cogentum; ResMed; The Medical Technology Association of Australia; BioMelbourne Network; Brandwood Biomedical; Truly Deeply; Grant Ready & Grant Guru; F2F Communications; IQVIA; Australian Healthcare Solutions; Accelerating Australia, supported by MTPConnect; and The Healthy Organisation.

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