Osteon Awarded the ADIA New Exporter's Grant

Sept. 10, 2018

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products has awarded Osteon Medical, an Australian manufacturer of innovative dental products, the ADIA New Exporter’s Grant.

The purpose of the ADIA New Exporter’s Grant, is to assist an innovative Australian dental product manufacturer attend, for the first time, the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.

“ADIA is proud to award the tightly contested ADIA New Exporter’s Grant to Osteon Medical, a high-tech Australian manufacturer whose innovative products are manufactured using cutting-edge digital techniques,” said Mr Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.

Osteon Medical is a small to medium enterprise (SME), that uses advanced digital design and manufacturing techniques to precision-mill high-quality and safe prosthetics for use in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery to deliver better treatment outcomes for patients.

“Osteon Medical’s products will be showcased to international audiences and show the high level of research, development, and manufacturing quality that is undertaken by the dental industry in Australia,” Mr Williams said.

IDS Cologne is the world’s largest tradeshow for dental products, featuring 2,000 exhibitors that will cater to over 150,000 potential customers from around the world over five days from 12 to 16 March 2019.

“Osteon Medical is pleased to have been awarded the ADIA New Exporters Grant and excited to exhibit our Australian Made solutions at the worlds largest dental trade show. Expanding into overseas markets is crucial to secure the future of manufacturing for our industry and will help create jobs of the future.” said Mr Michael Tuckman, Chief Executive Officer of Osteon Medical.

The ADIA New Exporter’s Grant is just one part of the broad and comprehensive suite of programs administered by ADIA to support Australian manufacturers develop, commercialise, and export their innovative dental products.

“This year ADIA will provide around $100,000 in grants and financial assistance to support Australian research and development (R&D) and dental product exporters. ADIA is proud to support Australia’s innovative dental product manufacturers in this way,” Mr Williams said.