Pharmacy Shark Tank

The PSA has announced the three finalists who will pitch their innovative pharmacy idea or product to the Pharmacy Shark Tank at PSA18 for a chance to share in a $10,000 prize pool.

Pharmacists and researchers from across the country submitted applications for the Pharmacy Shark Tank, but only three will face the sharks in front of a live audience:

  • Professor Lyndal Trevena (NSW), representing a team of researchers from Sydney, whose innovation will potentially eliminate future medicine-dose errors.
  • Michelle Cassumbhoy MPS and Carson Au MPS (Victoria), whose product aims to help cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
  • Samuel Keitaanpaa MPS (NT), whose innovation tackles medicine-supply issues.

After the finalists have presented their case and fielded questions from the sharks and audience, each shark will reveal which idea they’ve chosen to invest in. The crowd favourite will also be granted the people’s-choice award. The winners can use their prize money to bring their groundbreaking ideas to life.

Representing the cutting edge of the industry, the sharks include a pharmacy thought-leader and researcher, a strategist, and a healthcare innovator and influencer.

Delegates can watch the action as the finalists walk the plank at the Pharmacy Shark Tank session at PSA18 on Friday, July 27, at 2–3.30pm.

PSA18 is the flagship conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, and will take place on July 27-29, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Sydney.

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