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09 June 2013
CMAC Design and technical workshop at Brutsch Centre
Wurmlingen Switzerland

The Rheinfells near Schaffhausen/Wurmlingen


Karl Storz Technical Centres
Tuttlingen Germany

Telepack X technical workshops

Tuttlingen in the Summer

The port of Konstanz a few hours from Tuttlingen

Tittisee Township (Cuckoo Clock fame)


28 February 2011
Chris Martinic undertakes the redesign of the technical centre
At Karl Storz Sydney




23 February 2010
Dinner with Karl Christian Storz and the KSA Team
At Darling Harbour Sydney




November 2010
Technology management update visits to
Tuttlingen Germany and Schaffhausen Switzerland

A very productive time with my colleagues in Europe









18th November 2008, January 2009
Chris accepts position with Karl Storz Australia
National Service Manager; Works in Germany (various locations)
and Switzerland (Schaffhausen and Zurich)







15th December 2007
Chris accepts teaching position at the TEDA
International School at Tianjin People's Republic of China

I am delighted to be associated with the TEDA International
School Tianjin Campus





TEDA (Tianjin district China)

25th March 2007
Chris in Beijing and Shanghai
It was my privilege to assist the cardiovascular simulation
sessions at the First Peking Hospital with Prof Huo Yong and his staff.





Engineering technical sessions were presented in
Beijing and Shanghai for the Medtronic engineering team.



Everywhere you look in Beijing there is enormous depth of
history. Shown is the white pagoda at the Bei Hai Gong Yuan.



Shanghai City's futuristic skyline.



11th February 2007

Chris in Boston, Denver, Washington



Working with Breakaway Imaging's Boston engineering
systems group, producing the innovative O-arm X-ray system
coupled with the Stealthstation surgical navigation system.



Advances in surgical navigation at MNav Louisville, ending
with 3rd generation interventional cardiology simulation at
Immersion Medical's Washington lab.


1st November 2006
Beijing People's Republic of China



Visit to Beijing PRC for technical supervision of
Medtronic AVE's national endovascular simulator meeting.



BTW, no visit to Beijing is complete without a visit to the
famous home of the Beijing Duck.


28th October 2006
Tokyo Japan




Technical visit to Tokyo, Japan for Medtronic AVE's
surgical endovascular simulator Japanese
National TV debut. Central Tokyo Ginza Station.


25th October 2006
Engineering Masters Class




Chris Martinic guest lectures Uni of New South Wales
Biomedical Engineering Master's program.


16th September 2006
UNSW Engineering Faculty Dinner




Dr Chris Martinic (rear), Dr Laura Poole-Warren,
Mr and Mrs David Le Cheminant at the 2006
10-year Invitation Engineering Faculty Alumni Dinner
(Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering UNSW).

24th May 2005
Masters Student Graduation




Erick Olazabal co-supervisored by Chris Martinic
and Prof Bruce Milthorpe at UNSW receives
1st-class Honours, Computer Engineering and MBiomedE (Masters).
Congratulations Erick and good luck.


9th April 2005:
Chris Martinic visits Beijing PRC




Chris Martinic visits Beijing PRC on behalf of Medtronic AVE
for medTEP2 surgical simulation work: A city of enormous culture.
Made some great new friends! Special thanks to Michael Jiang
and Grace Zhou for their kind help (Great Wall at Ba Da Ling above).



24th October 2004:
Chris Martinic visits Washington




Chris Martinic visits Washington to work with Medtronic AVE
surgical simulation technology partners Immersion Medical.



Also visited were San Francisco for the College of
Neurosurgeons meeting, Chicago and Surgical Navigation
Technologies R&D lab in Louisville Colorado.


20th March 2004:
Chris Martinic visits Shanghai PRC



Chris Martinic visits Shanghai PRC on behalf of Medtronic AVE
for a special assignment: Surgical simulator technology work.
Made some great new friends! The view from the hotel above.

16th January 2004:
Dr Chris Martinic and Dr Robert Nordon



The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Invitation 25th Anniversary Dinner.
A celebration of 25 years of engineering excellence.


October 2003 (and November 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999):
BIOM9010 Chris Martinic contributes to the
Biomedical Engineering Degree at UNSW



Chris Martinic guest lectures to the new Biomedical Engineering specialist degree students based at the University of New South Wales. This degree offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering will produce high-quality biomedical engineers highly trained in 21st-century technologies; bioelectronics, math, computing, statistics, physiological, materials and orthopaedic studies.

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Home Page University of NSW Home Page


9th November 2002
Chris Martinic addresses the UNSW
Biomedical Engineering Graduating Year
at the Carlton-Crest Sydney

It was my pleasure and privilege to address the students and
graduating biomedical engineers of 2002 at this special evening.

The Guest Speakers (In Order): Prof Bruce Milthorpe Prof Klaus
Schindhelm Dr Laura Poole-Warren Dr Chris Martinic

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Home Page
University of NSW Home Page


May 2002:
Chris Martinic Visits Surgical Navigation
Technologies at Louisville Colorado



This year's technology showcase was no disappointment. The SNT international group meeting centred on technical briefings and discussions on the roll-out of the latest in image-guided technology.

Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technology's Home Page


February 2002:
Chris Martinic visits Dehli in India for Surgical Navigation
Work at the All-India Medical Institute



Chris Martinic visits the AIMS Hospital in Dehli for Surgical Navigation Technologies.
The All-India Medical Institute is the first site to use image-guided surgery in India.
Main Hindu Temple in Dehli shown above.


August 2001:
Chris Martinic visits Singapore for Surgical Navigation
Techologies at Singapore General Hospital



Chris Martinic visits Singapore for work at the National Neuroscience
Institute and Singapore General Hospitals (and others). Starts to test
his early Chinese speaking skills. Above is the big 'durian' being built.

April 2001:
Chris Martinic visits Bangkok Thailand to work at the
Prasat Neuro Hospital



Chris Martinic visits Bangkok in Thailand to install the first IGS system.
The Prasat Neurological Hospital is the first to use IGS navigation
systems.

September 2000:
Chris Martinic visits Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies
Colorado USA For the inaugural Global Stealth Tech Meeting 2000



Chris Martinic visits Medtronic Surgical Navigation (SNT) for the inaugural Global Stealth Tech Meeting 2000 in Boulder Co. A great time is had by all... The latest Stealth/Ion/LandmarX/IGS equipment hardware and software is shown off in-house. Showcased were the latest microscope interfaces, distributed data systems (StealtNET, Epiphany), FluoroNav, SonoNav (Ultrasound), and a chance for tech people around the world to get to know each other.

May 2000:
Mr John Nielsen Appoints Dr Chris Martinic
Regional Technology Director.



The continuing rise in importance of Image-Guided-Surgery as a technological resource in Australasia has increased the need for technical coverage of the region. Christopher Martinic reports to: Sofamor Danek Regional Managing Director MR JOHN NIELSEN. Responsibility for all technical matters relating to company instrument lines of business. These include outsourcing services, professional engineering standards, technical management, local development, quality standards and documentation.



May 2000:
Chris Martinic visits Pinang Malaysia
and drives to Kuala Lumpur. Also visits the
University of Science and Technology at Kota Bahru



Chris Martinic establishes the IGS trial at Pinang Island Hospital, and visits the
University of Science and Technology at Kota Bahru. Chris was honoured
to be invited by the academic staff of the Neuro and Ortho depts Prof Madya
and Prof Zulmi to be a guest at the medical faculty dinner
with President Padu as guest-of-honour. Above are the 'twin towers' in KL.


November 1999:
BIOM9010 Chris Martinic contributes to the
new Biomedical Engineering Degree at UNSW



Chris Martinic guest lectures to the new Biomedical Engineering specialist degree students based at the University of New South Wales. This new degree offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering will produce high-quality biomedical engineers highly trained in 21st-century technologies; bioelectronics, math, computing, statistics, physiological, materials and orthopedic studies.

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Home Page University of NSW Home Page


June 1999: Chris and Di Off to Hong Kong
for Pleasure (for a change) instead of Business



Hong Kong was a recreation stop this time travelling out to the
islands (Lamma) and meeting up with old friends Victor and Thanh So.


October 1999:
The DSP-based multi-channel voice digitising Total Recall unit is released

The Total Recall Unit is an 8-channel DSP-based digital voice recording and storage management unit. The unit's application was inspired by the security monitoring necessities of NSW's prison systems. This unit was produced to provide simultaneous monitoring of voice-channels in a corporate environment or help-desk situation. Chris Martinic was co-architect of Total Recall's operating system interface with embedded control, command environment and storage management. The unit runs under IBM's OS/2 Warp 4 OS using PIC104 processing.

Bull Consulting Services Home Page


October 1998:
Christopher Martinic is employed by
Mr John Nielsen (Sofamor Danek Australia)

Chris Martinic is employed by Mr John Nielsen (Sofamor Danek Australia) to manage the Stealth technology portfolio.

Medtronic-Sofamor Danek Home Page


September 1998:
Guestel International Pty Ltd.

Chris Martinic is the system architect and programmer for the multimedia delivery system launched as the "Guestel System" at the NSW 1998 Tourism Awards, in September. Working with specialists in the computer graphics industry, multi-lingual specialists and the infotainment industry, the Guestel concept represents a new innovation in infotainment delivery systems. Shown are the promotional "Guestel Genies" (characters based on their computer-graphic counterparts) at the 1998 NSW Tourism Awards at the Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.


March 1998:
Technical visit to Surgical Navigation Technologies, Boulder USA.

Visit to Surgical Navigation Technologies In cooperation with Sofamor Danek Aust Pty Ltd. Chris Martinic is contracting to SDA a national support structure for Sofamor Danek technical staff.

Responsibilities include system deployment issues, networking, problem-solving and special development where needed. SNT Technology represents the cutting-edge of computer-aided navigation in areas of cranial/spinal surgery, radiation dosimetry and surgical planning. For more information.


February 1998:
Technical visit to Rosys AG Hombrechtikon, Switzerland.

In cooperation with Dade Diagnostics, Aust Pty Ltd to assist with the national release of the general purpose laboratory robot, the Plato 7. Chris Martinic visits the Rosys R & D laboratory. The Plato 7 automates key areas of serology, haematology and immunochemistry, incorporating state-of-the-art electronics and software.



Software/Hardware focussed, Chris Martinic subsequently authored a technical resource supplied as an HTML-formatted compact disc for technical distribution and training. For more Rosys information;

Rosys (now Tecan AG) Home Page


December 1996:
Chris Martinic co-founds Decision One P/L with Principal Bert Verzeletti

Decision One is a company specialising in biomedical engineering consulting and service.


December 1995:
Chris Martinic joins Polartechnics P/L

Chris Martinic joins Polartechnics Ltd to design the impedance-spectroscopy based cancer detection system. The prototype is clinically tested at the Westmead Hospital Sydney under the supervision of breast-physician Dr Owen Ung. Chris also contributes to the melanoma probe and cervical cancer polarprobe. Polartechnics is one of Australia's leading venture-capital funded startup companies. The company was founded by world-leading physicians Dr Malcolm Coppleson, Dr Bevan Reid and former Pan-Continental Mining Chief Mr Tony Grey.

Polartechnics Home Page