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Monday, 16 March 2015

Medtech on show for MP’s visit

The Member for Broadmeadows, Frank McGuire MP, has made Monash one of his first stops in the newly-created role of Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research.

Mr McGuire visited the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash’s Clayton campus on Tuesday and viewed various research facilities, including the recently-installed $5 million Titan Krios electron scanning microscope at the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo Electron Microscopy, and the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform.

Mr McGuire was hosted by Professor Christina Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

“It is encouraging that the role of Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research has been created, and a pleasure to welcome Mr McGuire to witness some of the capabilities of the university today,” Professor Mitchell said.

“Our strong upward trajectory in medical research and education is largely a result of fruitful collaboration with Government,” she said.

“We look forward to continuing that work, and are confident that this partnership will yield rich rewards both for patients who benefit from our discoveries, as well as the national, global and commercial alliances that foster our development, adopt our technology and enhance Australia’s standing.”

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