Greyscan attracts strong interest at the Defence Services Asia 2018 conference, Kuala Lumpur

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Jefferson Harcourt, Director, Grey Innovation is currently part of Team Defence Australia, the Australian delegation at the 2018 Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition and conference in Malaysia. DSA is an international Defence and Security exhibition in Asia and one of the top 5 defence shows in the world. 

There to promote and demonstrate the GreyScan ETD 100, Jefferson has met with the Hon Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry, Australian Federal Police (AFP) representatives in the region, Government agency representatives concerned with the threat of home made explosives and leading regional distributors.    

GreyScan offers the next generation in high sensitivity, fieldable explosive trace detection for inorganic explosives. For more information about GreyScan, please visit:


Posted on April 18, 2018 and filed under Safety.

BioMedTech Horizon program funds first in human trials to restore sight

The Government announced yesterday the first 11 recipients from the $35 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

The program aims to support the development of new and innovative technologies by Australian medical technology (MedTech) companies.

The first round of funding focused on precision medicine and 3D anatomical printing.

Successful projects in this first round include a fully synthetic 3D printed spinal cage, a genome profiling platform to enable precision cancer medicine, a wireless Brain-Machine Interface suitable for treating neurological disorders, and microwearables for precision medicine.

Ian Burgess, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Technology Association of Australia said:

“MTAA is proud to be part of the BioMedTech Horizons program and supporting Australian innovation.

“Our Agreement with the Government to reform the Prostheses List has provided an additional $30 million towards the BioMedTech Horizons program and has doubled the funding available for these first recipients.

“Global advances in medical technology have resulted in a 56% reduction in hospital stays and a 16% drop in annual mortality over the past 20 years.

“This shows the significant value that medical technology can provide – saving lives, improving patients’ lives and saving costs to our health system.

“These exciting technologies that are being supported by the BioMedTech Horisons program can similarly lead to saving and improving lives, and contributing enormous value to the Australian health system.

“With an aging population comes major challenges for our health sector. MedTech will play a vital role in tackling these challenges and these 11 recipients, with a focus on precision medicine and 3D anatomical printing, will contribute towards improved health outcomes.”

Source: MTAA Media Release, 17 April 2018, BioMedTech Horizon program funds first in human trials to restore sight

Posted on April 18, 2018 and filed under Medtech.

Grey Innovation Germany receives letter of intent from German Government


Gilbert Michaca, CEO, Grey Innovation, met with the State Secretary of the Ministry for Economics, Labor and Health Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dr. Stefan Rudolph, on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 for an official ceremony to receive a letter of intent for Grey Innovation Germany, bringing substantial financial support for its R&D activities.

The department will financially support Grey Innovation Germany for their R&D activities costs between 2018 and 2020. The Grey Innovation Group Board are currently reviewing a commercial vehicle supporting dementia and aim to have a business plan within the next 3-6 months, a time-frame that the Germany government agreed to.

Gilbert was in Germany attending the international medical fair in Duesseldorf - Medica 2017. Medica is the world’s biggest medical trade fair and the international leading specialist trade fair for the supplier market for the medical technology industry. 

Posted on January 16, 2018 and filed under Medtech.

Why start-up medtech is important to the industry’s future

Jefferson Harcourt, Director of Grey Innovation participated in a successful panel session at the MTAA Annual Conference  - MedTech 2017 on Thursday 2nd November 2017. There was a robust discussion on the opportunities that technology provides, with questions being asked about the vibrancy of the start-up sector for medical technology in Australia, lessons to be learned from overseas and what does the policy and funding landscape need to look like to succeed. For more information about the event please visit:


The panel included:

  • Sue MacLeman, CEO of MTPConnect
  • Glenn Cross, CEO of AusBiotech
  • Jefferson Harcourt, Director Grey Innovation
  • Anne O’Neill, Director NSW Office for Health and Medical Research
  • George Sidis, Director Ide Group



Posted on December 4, 2017 .

GreyScan launches at ASIS Security Expo - Dallas Texas

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Home made explosive devices pose a greater risk than conventional explosives, and are the weapon of choice for extremists around the world.

GreyScan is the only system which can detect home made explosives at trace levels, filling a critical capability gap for police, military, border security and transportation safety agencies. 

ASIS was attended by over 22,000 international delegates. The GreyScan US team had solid traction at ASIS and are now following up with government agencies and distributors in 15 countries.

GreyScan is simple to operate, utilises industry standard sample traps, and can be operated with minimal training by first responders and security personnel. For more information on GreyScan, please visit:

Posted on October 2, 2017 .

Novita Healthcare (TALI) raises a further $3.5m


Novita Healthcare Limited (ASX: NHL) is please to announce the successful completion of it's A$1M 1 for 6 non-renounceable rights issue to existing shareholders. With strong support from shareholders, this successful completion of the Rights Issue represents the second stage of Novita's $3.5M equity raising, and demonstrates confidence in Novita's renewed strategic focus, business model and team. To view the full ASX release click here


Posted on August 23, 2017 and filed under Medtech.

Grey Innovation Awarded Global Innovation Linkages Grant

Grey Innovation is one of nine Australian businesses and research organisations to be awarded grant funding under the Global Innovation Linkages program. This program aims to strengthen global collaboration, build Australia’s research capacity, increase the commercialisation of research outcomes, and boost Australia’s innovation and international competitiveness.  

Under this program, Grey Innovation in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, the University of Rostock, and the DZNE (German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases), are furthering the development of a wearable system for the monitoring of physiological and behavioural parameters associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The wearable system will support people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and their care givers by providing remote monitoring of disease progression, allowing the efficacy of treatments to be objectively measured and informing more effective management strategies and personalised care.

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Worldwide there are more than 46 million people who suffer from dementia, a figure which is predicted to rise to 135 million by 2050. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, affecting more than 70% of people with dementia. Globally, the total cost of dementia is estimated at more than US$800 billion. 

The Global Innovation Linkages program brings together a consortium of leading global players from Australia and Germany to address this global industry challenge. For the full announcement on the Global Innovation Linkages program, please click here.

Posted on July 25, 2017 and filed under Medtech.

Queensland Government Selects Grey Innovation for Great Barrier Reef Project

The Queensland Government are funding industry to work with the Queensland public sector to develop technology solutions for identified challenges through the Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. Grey Innovation has been selected to take part in the feasibility stage for the development of an affordable fine-scale water quality monitoring technology for the Great Barrier Reef Catchment. This challenge was nominated by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and supports the Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland government was impressed by the solution proposed by Grey Innovation, which addresses a global water quality monitoring challenge. Grey Innovation are excited to be a part of this program. For the full announcement, please see click here.


Posted on April 20, 2017 and filed under Environment.

Congratulations to MedTech’s Got Talent 2016 finalists

Grey Innovation is a proud supporter and mentor of the annual MedTech’s Got Talent competition. The competition coaches medical device start-ups through innovation challenges, with the final teams winning up to $60,000. This year’s gala was enthusiastically opened by the Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, who highlighted Victoria’s central place in Australia’s strong start-up culture. Congratulations to Grey’s two teams, and My Golgi, innovation in physiological monitoring, and Melbourne Rapid Fieldsbringing certified glaucoma eye testing into the home. 

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Posted on December 20, 2016 and filed under Medtech.

Grey’s ongoing commitment to sight restoration

With active projects in sight restoration with both the Bionic Eye Project [] and Glaucoma [], Grey Innovation was proud to support a team of 16 walkers to compete the 30km Coast Trek to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. The team joined over 1900 other walkers to raise $1.4 Million to "see a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health”. Congratulations Coastrek Chicks!

Posted on November 24, 2016 and filed under Medtech.