Auckland Bioengineering Institute
BSc Well., PhD Otago
joint appointment with the Department of Physiology
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70 Symonds Street
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Simon Malpas is a graduate of Victoria University and The University of Otago. Simon did postdoctoral research in Japan, UK and Australia before returning to New Zealand in 1996 to an academic position in the Department of Physiology. He joined the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in the same year.
Simon's research interests lie in understanding the role of the central nervous system in the development of cardiovascular disease with a specific focus on the sympathetic nervous system.
Simon's long term collaboration with David Budgett lead to the development of implantable devices for monitoring neural signals. This research was later commercialised through the spin-out company, Telemetry Research, of which Simon was a Director. In November 2011, Telemetry Research merged with Millar Instruments.
Millar Instruments at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute maintains a strong research and development programme which collaborates with the ABI's research team to produce novel telemetry devices for scientific research. The telemetry systems developed from these research programmes have been exported to over 25 countries and led to a rapid growth in revenue.
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