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Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

For pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the journey from inspiration to realisation is a long one.

 We’ve all seen the news reports that claim researchers may have found a miraculous cure for a disease or invented a medical device that will help millions, only to be told at the end of the report that the product is still many years from being a commercial reality. But why, when there are so many people suffering, does it take so long? What goes on behind the scenes?

We talk to biomedical engineer Associate Professor Robert Gorkin from the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials about the challenges of getting their hydrogel condom – which is about to start preliminary trials – to market.

Dr Robert Gorkin

Dr Robert Gorkin. Photo by Paul Jones

 Read more about Project Geldom on UOW The Stand. 

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