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About us

Surgical Diagnostics has developed bio-membrane technology based on the chemistry and electrical properties of novel constructs of lipid bilayer membranes on electrodes.

In collaboration with Australian Universities, the technology has opened up new experimental possibilities for the study of bio-membranes and ion channels.


The principle scientist, Dr Bruce Cornell, has been associated with ion channel development for many years at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and later at Ambri Ltd.


The technical capability of the company is additionally enhanced by a collaboration with Professor Don Martin, Universite, Grenoble Alpes.




Dr Michael Cooper

Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Sydney



Dr Bruce Cornell

Dr Cornell was for over two decades a scientist and research manager in CSIRO and for eight years the Director of the CRC for Molecular Engineering. He was the Chief Scientist the Sydney based biosensor company AMBRI Ltd and has had extensive experience in R&D partnerships between academic and commercial organisations in Australia and the USA as well as serving on a number of Australian state and federal advisory groups on technology transfer.


Mr Russell Richards

Mr Richards was formerly the General Manager of a profitable $20M Australian medical diagnostics manufacturing and development company, AGEN Biomedical Ltd.  He has an original background in clinical biochemistry and medical science with experience in diagnostics product development, operations, marketing and corporate management.

Dr Lele Jiang

Dr Jiang has a chemical engineering background (Beijing, China), and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sydney. She has expertise in biomedical research and development, as a chief investigator funded by the National Heart Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council. She is also an academic at the University of Technology Sydney.



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