Innovation at its best: revolutionary foldable splint to be manufactured in SA

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A revolutionary foldable splint intended to stabilise and support injured limbs will be manufactured in large quantities in South Australia.

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SA company Fluoro Medical Pty Ltd will begin production of the revolutionary medical device with support from the State Government and Flinders University.

Thanks to the funding, Fluoro Medical will establish manufacturing options, develop training materials, operational costs and initial production runs.

Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher announced that the project will generate 25 new jobs in the next three to five years.

“The State Government funding – through the Medical Technologies Program – will provide 250 hours of research and development assistance from the Flinders MDPP, together with 30 hours of market intelligence which can be utilised by Fluoro Medical to craft a business case and commercialisation strategy at a later stage,” the Minister said.

The product will be tested by experts from Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program in order to assist Fluoro Medical through the final development phase.

“The MDPP will undertake an end-user trial and survey to validate the current design of the splint and make recommendations for design modifications as required,” said Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) Director, Professor Karen Reynolds.

The revolutionary product – also known as the CAS Splint – is set to be launched later this year.