Understand the pathway from concept to product in this expert-led workshop

How do innovative ideas become market leading products? Organised by the Victorian Medtech Skills and Devices Hub and delivered by design and manufacturing consultancy Neo-Bionica, From Project to Product: Translating Medical Technology promises to deepen attendees’ understanding of the product development pathway, showing how to translate concepts and scientific breakthroughs into medical technologies that improve people’s lives. 

Time: 1pm–5pm, September 28th, 2023

Location: Upper East Room, University House, University of Melbourne


Delivered by the highly experienced team of design and manufacturing consultants from Neo-Bionica, From Project to Product: Translating Medical Technology promises to be informative and highly relevant for anyone engaged in developing new MedTech products. Presentations will touch on every step from initial concept to fully realised product, providing attendees with a holistic overview of the journey to market with valuable insights for both working professionals and students.

A joint venture between the Bionics Institute and the University of Melbourne, Neo-Bionica offers a uniquely valuable perspective on productisation for MedTech researchers and entrepreneurs. In-house expertise in medical device design, engineering, and regulation combined with deep connections to local and international manufacturers and incubators makes Neo-Bionica an ideal partner to shepherd technologies from idea to product.

Course content

  • Overview of the product development pathway
  • What is the journey to realised product like for researchers
  • The essential nature of usability
  • Designing for manufacturing and the challenges involved


Ludovic Labat, CEO at Neo-Bionica: Ludovic is the CEO of Neo-Bionica and has extensive experience in the medical device and technology industry across Europe, USA, and APAC. He has made significant contributions to global companies such as Fortive, Danaher, Siemens, Tektronix, and Invetech.

Uli Gommel, CTO at Neo-Bionica: Uli has nearly 20 years of experience in class II and III medical device development. His background includes global technical leadership at Siemens and Advanced Bionics across Europe, Asia, and the US.

James Fallon, CSO at Neo-Bionica: James has over two decades of internationally recognized experience with in vivo electrical stimulation and recording. He has led the development of technologies in several clinical trials including for cochlear implants, bionic eyes, deep brain stimulation, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Carla Zampaglione, Director & Founder at Sento Solutions: Carla has unique and broad MedTech industry Experience. A former mechanical engineer she made the move into Usability and Human Factors Engineering, founding Sento in 2018 as the only company in Australia to exclusively offer Usability Engineering for medical devices and digital healthcare products.

Thomas Crugnale, Engineering Manager at Neo-Bionica: Thomas leverages more than a decade of experience within the field of in-vitro diagnostics, showcasing a diverse skill set encompassing the design of advanced medical devices such as robotic systems, centrifuges, and consumables. His accomplished track record extends to overseeing the successful establishment of production lines in global settings.