Dr Greg Roger, FIEAustVestech CEO & Founder
Dr Greg Roger was selected by the Federal Government to spearhead Medical Device commercialization in Australia. His broad industry, regulatory, engineering and medical experience made him the stand out candidate for the role. He has more than 30 years experience in the field of medicine, bio-medical engineering, product development and commercialisation. Having developed, patented and commercialised medical devices, Dr Roger is familiar with the key issues of this industry for individuals through to larger corporations. ... read more
Dr Jari HyvarinenGeneral Manager
Dr Jari Hyvarinen is a General Manager with over 20 years of experience in medical device design and manufacturing. Jari has experience in management of operations within a manufacturing environment, of pre-clinical and clinical trials, and of suppliers. Additionally, he also has experience in leading multidisciplinary R&D teams, implementing design controls, and regulatory submissions for Australia, Europe, and FDA. He has successfully led numerous medical device projects from concept to marketing approval. Jari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering, PhD in Biomedical Engineering, and MBA (Technology).
Brett SlaterDesign Manager
Since 2003, Brett Slater has encompassed all facets of product design and engineering within various industries, such as medical devices and fibre optic telecommunications. With this wide scope to experience, Brett has gained solid design and manufacturing knowledge coupled with lean project management that can help you every step of the way. Earning over 20 US patents to date, Brett’s thrive for being inventive will help you commercially create and protect your idea. It is this engineering, management, and innovation mindset that Brett brings to Vestech that will allow your medical device concept to become a viable reality.
Oliver WangQuality Assurance Manager
Oliver is the Quality Assurance Manager at Vestech, and has acquired a wealth of Quality Management System experience from navigating Vestech to a successful ISO 13485:2016 transition audit, transition to EU MDR and multiple medical device regulatory approvals. Oliver Wang is a multiple Dean’s Award recipient who has graduated with a Masters of Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from UNSW with First Class Honours. Oliver has experience working in biomedical research with UNSW’s Taste of Research Scholarship, as well as industrial experience working as a New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer in Cochlear.
Miho McKayQuality Engineer
Miho McKay is a Quality Engineer at Vestech, with focus on Quality Management System processes and device Verification and Validation. She utilises her strong attention to detail to ensure the highest standard in all her work. Miho has previous experience in biomedical engineering start-ups, which entailed project management and design and development. This experience awarded her with insight into the realities of start-ups in the medical device industry and the importance of a stringent Quality Management System. Miho graduated from the University of Sydney with a double degree in Bachelors of Engineering (Biomedical) with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese Studies.
What They Say
Excellent clarity in a complex area. Very suited to companies trying to find their way, and extremely personable at the same time.
REBECCA CROFTManaging Director, Croft Associates
Dr Roger was a pleasure to work with in his role as the Medical and Scientific Technologies Supplier Advocate during 2013-14. He was professional, innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about achieving practical outcomes to drive the sustainable growth of the medtech sector.
KYLIE CLARKSenior Policy Officer, Department of Industry
Greg Roger brings an incredible breadth of experience & knowledge to the table – engineering, patents, regulatory, medical devices, surgery. And this knowledge is of the first-hand, hard-won variety. What this means is that Greg’s advice tends to be extremely practical and useful.
ROGER PRICECEO, ResQ Devices
Vestech provided invaluable advice on our commercialistion strategy. Their advice prevented loss of scarce time and capital, and alerted us to risks we would face in the future. Our time with Vestech has been critical for our success to date.