Clinical Trials, Grants and Awards

Clinical Trials

Royal Melbourne Hospital collaboration between Dr David Liley and A/Prof. Kate leslie - 68 patients (2005), the trial was intended to test the sensitivity of a new method in quantifying the effect that various levels of nitrous oxide have on measures of anaesthetic depth.  Data from the recordings were analysed using algorithims based on a biological understanding of the dynamics of the human brain electrical activity - this method has been incorporated in to the BAR monitor.

Royal Melbourne Hospital - 45 patients (2006), the trial was to determine if the BAR Index brain monitoring system exhibits superior performance to the current market leader in clinical monitoring during anaesthesia containing an opioid.  The trial was developed by Dr David Liley and conducted by Associate Professor Kate Leslie.  The outcomes imply that the BAR index is more reliable in monitoring depth of anaesthesia in the presence of opiods.


The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetits (2004) - Grant to assist in quantifying the effect of nitrous oxide on the depth of anaesthesia.  Trials took place at Royal Melbourne Hospital with Associate Professor Kate Leslie.

Australian Research Council (2004) - Research into Brain electrical activity


Brain Anaesthesia Response (BAR) system has passed international compliance testing for electromagnetic compatibility.  Gaining independent verification that the BAR system meets the international EMC Standards for medical devices is a critical milestone in gaining access to international markets.

Telstra Award (2004) - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology business planning competition.

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