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Mr Duane Rivett
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Duane has a Masters of Science in the field of Biochemistry & Cell Biology from the University of Adelaide and an Masters of Business Administration (Technology Management) from La Trobe University, Victoria and has worked as a Commercial Development Manager at Adelaide Research and Innovation since June 2008. In his time at ARI Duane has been responsible for commercial development of health sciences technologies and negotiated and managed hundreds of commercial contracts including, licence and assignment deals, research contracts, consultancies and collaborations. His current portfolio covers Paediatrics and Women's Health and Dentistry.
Duane has previously held management positions in start up biotechnology and medical device development companies. Most recently, Duane was employed as Operations Manager at LBT Innovations Ltd (formerly LabTech Systems Ltd), an ASX-listed medical device company who developed an automated agar plate processing system, currently marketed worldwide as PREVI Isola. Duane was key in managing the development of the system by the Melbourne-based companies Invetech and Leica BioSystems. He was also involved in the licensing of the technology to international healthcare company, bioMérieux, who currently market the PREVI Isola to laboratories worldwide. Prior to working at LBT Innovations Ltd, Duane was a Project Manager for the biotechnology start-up, Vet Biotechnology, a provider of a revolutionary stem cell therapy to horses. Duane was responsible for developing and implementing various strategies to deliver the organisation’s various technologies to market and overseeing the processes associated with manufacturing and distribution.
Masters of Business Administration (Technology Management), La Trobe University in association with APESMA, Victoria, 2004.
Masters of Science Degree (Biochemistry and Cellular Biology), University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2004.
Bachelor of Science First Class Honours Degree in the Field of Biochemistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1999.
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