University of Newcastle alumni celebrate winning Good Design Australia 2022 Award of the Year

University of Newcastle alumni celebrate winning Good Design Australia 2022 Award of the Year

Electronic engineers from University of Newcastle alumni and Design + Industry (D+I) and radiopharmaceutical company, AdvanCell have recently won the 2022 Good Design Award. They were recognised for the design and development of an Isotope Generator which assists in cancer treatments.

The Good Design Awards attract new and innovative design projects from around the world, celebrating the very best in all areas of design, architecture, engineering, research, fashion, and social impact.

Each year more than 1000 entries are judged for design and engineering excellence across a broad range of industry sectors.

Sydney-based AdvanCell has developed a platform technology capable of producing scalable, local isotopes every day. Their platform has the ability to manufacture clinical doses of a high-value isotope, Lead212 for use in targeted radionuclides therapy and treatment of several cancers.

D+I Newcastle’s Lead Electronics Engineer, Mitchell Bright said it’s been a huge honour to work on a project this impactful.

“It’s incredible to be able to say that we achieved the product outcome in under 12 months,” Mitchell said.

Working alongside Mitchell in the project was 2019 UoN Faculty Medal Winner, Hugo Denham Wells.

CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Awards, Dr Brandon Given said great design is all about solving meaningful problems that will have a profound impact on our lives and that’s exactly what this product does.

“AdvanCell’s Generator is a revolutionary product that is going to have a remarkable impact on the lives of many people,” Brandon said.

“AdvanCell will change the game for people in the medical industry, victims of cancer.

“Despite dedicated efforts of researchers in the field, this level of breakthrough is rare and deserves recognition for its massive contribution to the medical industry and more specifically, towards the progression of cancer treatment.”

AdvanCell’s Isotope Lead212 Generator is currently being used in CSIRO research facilities in Queensland where it is currently producing clinical doses of Lead212.


IMAGE | Design + Industry (D+I) electronics engineers and University of Newcastle (UoN) alumni, Mitchell Bright and Hugo Denham Wells celebrated winning 2022’s Good Design Award

Design + Industry (D+I)

Design + Industry is a product design and development consultancy with studios based in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. D+I offers an integrated product design, engineering, electronics, and production management service (ISO 13485:2016 Certified) — delivering successful commercial outcomes by creating class-leading products and user experiences for local and global markets. The team at D+I is internationally recognised for design and engineering excellence, validated by having won over 230 industry awards. Over three decades, D+I has established itself as a trusted + proven partner to industry innovators looking to translate ideas + discoveries into commercialised real-world solutions.

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