Stryker has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney to establish the Enabling Technologies Education Hub for research, training and education in spine, cranial and trauma surgery.
The Hub will empower learning and collaboration between industry, the tertiary education sector, and clinicians through access to Stryker’s global pipeline of current and emerging technologies in an academic workshop environment.
“The Enabling Technologies Education Hub demonstrates our determination to collaborate with researchers and clinicians to develop high-quality, customised health and medical technology solutions,” said Maurice Ben-Mayor, President of Stryker South Pacific.
The Hub will include Stryker’s mobile CT scanner, guidance system and robotics - which work together intraoperatively with a focus on enhancing procedural efficiency and accuracy.
Dr Brian Hsu is an Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgeon in Sydney, with appointments at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital.
“Access to a world class facility such as this, enables us to demonstrate in close-to-real operating theatre environment to educate young surgeons in the anatomy, technology and techniques of spine surgery. This will advance their learning and progression exponentially when they apply their knowledge in the real world,” Dr Hsu said.
“The Hub is a local investment with a global focus, and we look forward to collaborating with clinicians and researchers from across Australia and the APAC (Asia Pacific) region,” Mr Ben-Mayor explained.
UTS Vice-Chancellor and President Andrew Parfitt said the partnership with Stryker and the UTS Surgical and Anatomical Science Facility would enhance modern clinical medical practice.
“This is a great opportunity for medical students and workers to experience operating rooms with the latest technology and equipment, here at UTS,” Professor Parfitt said.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually. More information is available at www.stryker.com.