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Team Sirius is working to develop technology that protects our smallest and most vulnerable patients from avoidable injuries associated with peripheral intravenous catheters.

What drew you to the problem you are working to solve in Biodesign?

The problem we are aiming to solve is very close to home for one of the members of our team and after hearing their stories we felt it was of high clinical need and very worthy of the effort - Oscar

During immersion we found this unmet clinical need of struggle of the little ones and their families to go through IV burns complications and got inspired to find a feasible solution - Deepika


Sirius (L-R) Cade Trigg, Deepika Gupta, Oscar Beilin, Business mentor Dr Simon Graindorge. Not pictured: Nipanjana Patra, Karen Pedersen, Alumni mentor Jacob Petersen.

What have you learned/gained from the Biodesign process?

The Biodesign process has been a fantastic blueprint for commercialising medical devices. The course presents the vast amounts of information in a structured and manageable format - Cade Trigg

The Biodesign process gave me the right platform to explore the unmet clinical need and gave me the relevant guidance and skills to address those needs and develop/innovate the specific medical technology - Deepika

What has been your favourite thing about the Biodesign experience?

Having the chance to actually go through each phase of the Biodesign process forced our team to problem solve and really acquire the knowledge

- Cade Trigg

The concept of 'not to be solution focussed' while addressing the problem in the beginning was something I appreciated a lot. It helped me understand the need and its significance in a broader perspective rather than being innovation driven. This was not an easy task as most discussions were related to the solution but it was enjoyable and very challenging to see the real problems without comparing it to the solution in our minds - Deepika

What do you want to be doing 10 years from now?

Working in the Australian Medtech space producing products that reach the global market while giving back to the local ecosystem - Cade Trigg     

What would be your advice to someone considering taking the course in 2022?

Do it. It will challenge you, tire you, frustrate you, intimidate you, but it will be worth it - Cade Trigg

Great opportunity! It’s not just a course, but a complete package in itself to give shape to your innovative ideas - Deepika

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Cade Trigg

Cade is a qualified Physiotherapist who now works in the medical device industry providing support to Orthopaedic surgeons in the operating theatre & managing a shoulder arthroplasty & sports medicine product portfolio. Cade has experience in the development of medical devices having pursued the development of an Orthopaedic rehabilitation tool that detected limb loading forces following trauma.


Deepika Gupta

Deepika is an Orthotist with WA Health, working on the rehabilitation of spinal and orthopaedic patients in Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley hospital. Deepika is always approachable and maintains the highest standards of professionalism and precision, making her a delight to work with and an outstanding advocate for the delivery of high-quality health care. Deepika is also currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at UWA.

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Nipanjana Patra

Nipanjana is a radio astronomer specialized in design and building radio telescopes to observe extremely faint sky signals and trace the evolution of the Universe since the Big Bang. She develops extremely sophisticated engineering solutions for radio telescopes, devising extraordinary signal processing techniques using the latest developments in numerical and statistical methods.

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Oscar is in his final year of studying a Master’s in Professional Engineering at UWA. His long-term ambition is to combine the analytical and problem-solving skills he has learnt throughout his study, to work with innovative and cross-functional professionals at the forefront of technological innovation that sustainably and positively improves lives.

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Karen Pedersen

After successfully completing her PhD qualification in Pharmacology at UWA, followed by a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in the US, Karen has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the UWA Medical School. Subsequent positions have been held at the National Cancer Control Initiative in Melbourne, Monash University Medical School In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and now at the WA Department of Health.

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