Australian Govt. brings in “Just-in-time Implants”

The "Just-in-time implants" project will have a wider impact on Australian business and the economy. Source: James Giggacher, RMIT

A major new Australian research project is set to radically advance the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer, and dramatically improve patient and healthcare outcomes.

The five-year project, “Just-in-time implants”, brings together the Australian Government, RMIT University, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and global medical technology company Stryker.

The Centre for Business and Social Innovation at UTS Business School will conduct research on the business development side of the project.

This will include research and design-led innovation workshops on business model innovation and strategic analysis, but also on supply chain reconfiguration. The CBSI team will also assist in implementing industry level transformation.

The novel process represents a major shift in the way implants are designed, manufactured and supplied and could lead to bespoke local manufacturing.