17/12/2021

South Australian medical device company, Fusetec, has opened the world’s first 3D Advanced Surgical Training Clinic within Adelaide’s BioMed City, creating 157 direct jobs in the fields of research, production and administration.

The $6.8 million investment made by Fusetec into the state’s health and medical industries sector, forms part of the company’s $26.5 million expansion plan in South Australia.

The new clinic is anticipated to create an additional 800 indirect jobs in South Australia within the supply chain, medical tourism and higher education sectors.

The cutting-edge, 25 bed clinic will use 3D advanced manufactured, anatomically accurate, human body parts – disrupting the cadaver market by providing fully operable manufactured products with no harmful infectious diseases, and pathology on demand. It is expected the clinic will attract surgeons and medical staff from around the globe to rehearse and upskill on rare and complex pathologies.

The investment by Fusetec to establish the world’s first 3D Advanced Surgical Training Clinic in the state will spearhead a new era of Industry 4.0.

The company’s innovative and revolutionary approach to medical training will support South Australia’s growing reputation in surgical training and medical technologies, further enhancing our hi-tech sector capabilities.

South Australia has one of the world’s most exciting bio-medical precincts, and the health and medical industry sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Australia. The state’s Health and Medical Industries sector strategy aims to increase the sector’s economic contribution to the state to $5 billion by 2030.

Fusetec’s 3D clinic will be the only location globally where surgeons can upskill and rehearse on advanced manufactured models that will translate to living patients and de-risk medical procedures for patients and medical professionals.

“The clinic will also be used to develop new surgical procedures and techniques,” Mark Roe, Chief Executive Officer at Fusetec explained. “It will also be used for new tool training, like the cutting-edge Johnson and Johnson surgical robotic system, currently being installed.

“The 3D clinic will attract international surgeons and Tier 1 medical device companies to South Australia, connecting universities, local industry and international companies to collaborate and develop new cutting-edge capabilities in the heart of Adelaide’s $3.8 billion BioMed City.”

Sourced from the Department for Trade and Investment’s website: Fusetec opens the world’s first 3D Advanced Surgical Training Clinic in Adelaide