Sheba partners with Monash and Vic govt
"We welcome this new partnership between Monash and Sheba, as it will help drive increased investment in Victoria's medtech sector and improve healthcare for Victorians,"
Sheba Medical Centre and Monash University have joined forces to research and develop more equitable healthcare models and medtech manufacturing opportunities in Victoria.
Minister for Industry and Innovation Ben Carroll joined Monash University and Sheba Medical Centre leaders in Tel Aviv, Israel, earlier this week, as the two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the project.
To support the MOU, the Victorian government will invest around $200,000 with Monash University’s Victorian Heart Institute to improve access to the latest technology and enable faster adoption of new treatments for one of the leading causes of death globally, cardiovascular diseases.
Sheba Medical Centre in Israel is recognised as one of the world’s leading hospitals, specialising in the use of artificial intelligence (AI), robotic surgery, digital imaging and telemedicine, developed through its in-house innovation hub.
The Andrews Labor government has supported several other medtech projects including the establishment of the $20 million Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre, mRNA Victoria, and investments into medtech start-ups through LaunchVic and the Breakthrough Victoria Fund.
“We welcome this new partnership between Monash and Sheba, as it will help drive increased investment in Victoria’s medtech sector and improve healthcare for Victorians,” said Carroll.
Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas explained that this partnership between Victoria and “one of the top hospitals in the world”, is an “excellent opportunity”, as Sheba is “also a leader in digital health innovation”.
Monash deputy vice-chancellor Professor Doron Ben-Meir said, “Monash University has a strong track record in turning discoveries into impact, and this partnership is another step forward in the integration of research and translation to improve health outcomes.”
Sheba director-general Professor Yitshak Kreiss said, “Together, we will promote economic growth as we advance healthcare and in doing so shift the paradigm of the future of medicine to one that emphasises prevention.”