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Cylite’s HP-OCT secures ‘Australian Made’ status

Melbourne-based OCT manufacturer Cylite has obtained certification to carry the iconic Australian Made mark.

The logo, which can now be attached to its Hyperparallel OCT (HP-OCT) system, is Australia’s most trusted and widely used country of origin symbol, which is underpinned by a third-party accreditation system to ensure products are certified as ‘genuinely Australian’ and made to demanding national standards.

The rules for using the certification trademark require that, in Australia, it must always be used with one of the following four descriptors: Product of Australia, Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG), Australian Seafood or Australian (in export markets only).

Kylee Hall.

Ms Kylee Hall, Cylite’s vice president of sales and marketing manager, said the company is proud to have met the criteria set out in the Australian Consumer Law and the AMAG Logo Code of Practice, and have the HP-OCT certified.

The company is also in the final stages of the process of applying for European regulatory approval for the device, which would pave the way for an application to the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

“The HP-OCT is such a complex medical device with bespoke firmware co-ordinating hundreds of precise optical, electrical and mechanic engineering components to all work in harmony and produce the motion artifact free volume images from the HP-OCT,” Hall said.

CEO Dr Steve Frisken added: “The Australian Made mark is recognised world-wide as a symbol of both innovation and the highest quality workmanship. Cylite is delighted to have been awarded this mark which further enhances our ability to take our Australian-designed and manufactured HP-OCT system into global markets.”

The AMAG logo is administered by Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL), a not-for-profit public company established in 1999 by the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) and the network of state and territory chambers of commerce, with the cooperation of the Federal Government. In 2002, the Federal Government transferred ownership of the logo to AMCL via a Deed of Assignment and Management, which sets out strict conditions under which AMCL may administer the logo.