Welcome To The MTPConnect Podcast Series. MTPConnect keeps you informed on the people and issues shaping the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals (MTP) sector, both in Australia and globally.
Many well-known Australian medical innovations have been developed by visionary clinicians – doctors, nurses and allied health professionals – including the cochlear implant and spray on skin.
In this special series we continue to explore how medical entrepreneurship can transform healthcare and meet Associate Professor Fiona Brownfoot, a specialist obstetrician and a clinician-scientist based in Melbourne.
Fiona has co-founded healthtech start-up Kali Healthcare that is developing a new pregnancy monitoring system that consists of a small wearable device and sensor patch that very accurately picks up a baby’s heart rate.
Fiona joins hosts Caroline Duell and Dr Brandon Carp, President and founder of the Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASME), to discuss her career choices straddling obstetrics and medtech innovation, taking part in the Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program and ASME to avoid a lonely journey, and her motivation to prevent stillbirths through Kali Healthcare’s life-changing device to keep mothers and babies safe.
MTP Connect have generously funded AUSCEP Cohorts 1 & 2 since our inception in 2022 through their REDI Initiative.