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Mergermarket interviews Livac CEO, Dr Anabela Correia

Livac is actively seeking AUD $6m to support US market entry

Article by Louise Weihart – mergermarket, Sept 2019

Livac, a privately held Melbourne-based Australian developer of devices to support minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is actively seeking AUD 6m (USD 4m) from new investors to support US market entry, said CEO Anabela Correira.

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Livac in The Edge, Malaysia

The Surgeon Turned Inventor – Article by Tan Zhai Yun, April 2019

Dr Philip Gan, a Malaysian-born surgeon based in Australia, is on a mission to make surgery less painful and invasive. Over the years, he has observed how certain procedures and traumatic for patients and wanted to do something to change this.

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Livac in ELLE Magazine

The Women Smashing STEM – Article by Hannah James & Kate Wills, Elle Australia, April 2019

Dr Anabela Correia, CEO Livac Pty Ltd

Dr Anablea Correia is here to remind you that if you don’t know what you want to do when you grow up (even if you’re already grown up), that’s okay. “When I started my PhD in Medicine at Monash, I had a love of the human body and human health and I wanted to improve people’s quality of life. I was also raised in business, working in my parent’s shops.”

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LiVac Retractor: Overview of an Invention

An observation in surgery of an unremarkable natural occurrence sparked an idea for a remarkable innovation in surgical technology.

Surgeon Dr Philip Gan was performing laparoscopic gastric banding surgery in 2009 when he noticed the liver adhered to the diaphragm due to the surface tension associated with the moist surface. It occurred to him that vacuum forces could mimic the surface tension effect.

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