Health, Medical Devices and Assistive Technologies

Bringing rise to the next generation of medical and assistive devices

Tonsley provides important connections between companies, researchers, grant programs, policy makers and market opportunities in the medical devices and assistive technologies sector.

Located in the middle of the southern hemisphere’s largest corridor of health-related research institutions, companies and medical facilities including Adelaide BioMed City, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre, Tonsley is ideally situated for businesses to develop, test, commercialise and manufacture next generation medical and assistive devices.

A definition

This sector includes:

  • Medical devices: defined as any technology, including devices, software or diagnostic, intended to be used by human beings for the prevention, monitoring or treatment of disease, injury or physiological process, excluding devices that act biologically or on biological agents.
  • Assistive devices: defined as devices intended to support aged care or persons with a disability.
  • Health IT: defined as systems and process that use software, information and communication technology to deliver and manage health services.
The value of Tonsley Innovation District is that it has established a connected ecosystem in medical devices; a cluster of research, industry, service providers and government organisations co-located within the same location. To identify opportunities for manufacturing within this sector you need to be part of that ecosystem."
Professor Karen ReynoldsDirector Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University