Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women

Claudine Bonder

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2016 Emerging Innovator

Claudine Bonder

As a vascular biologist, Claudine has helped develop a patented process to save the lives of patients with heart disease. Blocked blood vessels are the leading cause of heart disease and more than 25,000 metal stents are inserted into Australians every year to manage this. Unfortunately, the body recognises these stents as a foreign device and initiates an immune response which causes life-threatening complications. The novel technology developed by Claudine and her team is supported by a multi-national company with an aim to improve the performance of implanted medical devices and save lives.