Greg Roger

PROFESSIONAL

Dr. Greg Roger is Founder and Managing Director of Vestech Pty Limited, a Sydney-based company developing and licensing intellectual property in medical devices.  He successfully led the start-up of the business and now works with a team of bioengineers to provide specialized biomedical engineering solutions and consultancy services for businesses and individuals. 

With 20 U.S. patents granted under his stewardship, Dr. Roger has significant experience in licensing and assignment deal making.

He was recently selected by the Australian government to spearhead medical device commercialization in Australia.  With 30-plus years of experience in the field of medicine, biomedical engineering, product development and commercialization, he is knowledgeable about the key issues of the industry as they impact individuals through corporations.

Dr. Roger is currently employed and privately self-employed as a medical practitioner. He has been an assistant in orthopaedic and spinal surgery, Acting Director of Casualty for accident and emergency victims and the Medical Director for the SLSA Rescue Helicopter Service.

Earlier in his career, he founded Advanced Surgical Design & Manufacture Limited (ASDM), where he oversaw the research, design, manufacture and export of a number of orthopaedic and vascular surgery devices across the globe, as well as ASDM’s listing on the ASX.

EDUCATION

  • MBBS and Master’s Engineering, Sydney University

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | AWARDS & HONORS

  • Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust)
  • Member, Biomaterials, Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Therapeutic Innovation Australia
  • Member, TGA Medical Device Reforms Reference Group
  • Member, Accelerating Commercialisation’s Expert Network (Federal government initiative)
  • Board Member, AusBiotech Limited (past)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Engineers Australia Sydney Division, 2006
  • Hero of Innovation Award, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Sydney, 2005
  • Sydney University Alumni of the Year Award, 2004
  • Clunies Ross Award, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2004

PERSONAL

Dr. Roger’s many interests include aviation, bushwalking, cycling and journalism.  He holds a private pilot’s license and has built an amphibious aircraft.  Among his many charitable activities, he is a longtime supporter of Belvoir Street Theatre and founded the Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre’s Bush Camp at Mount White, donating the use of the land for their activities.  He has also written articles for Cheap Eats, Powderhound and Outdoors magazines.

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