About Us

MTC was established in 1996 by Dr Derrick Beech and has helped over 500 companies get their products to markets in Australia and internationally.

Dr Beech created and implemented medical devices regulation in Australia as Director, Therapeutic Devices Branch, TGA (1985-1996), and has been a medical device regulatory consultant for over 15 years. Dr Beech has published and lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on biomaterials and on medical device regulatory policy.

Dr Beech is joined by Kathy Mitrangas and Bruce Gregory who each has over 25 years experience in the medical devices field, specialising in regulatory affairs, reimbursement and quality systems.


Derrick Roy Beech

MSc, PhD, CSci, CChem, FRSC


Consultant - Medical Technology, August 1996 to present

  • Regulatory, technical and quality systems consulting to the medical device industry
  • Business support to new medical device companies

Visiting Professor in Biomaterials and Medical Technology, May 1998 - July 1999
University of Sydney, College of Health Sciences

Director, Therapeutic Devices Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration, June 1985 - August 1996
Australian Department of Health
Initiated, created and directed medical device regulation in Australia

  • Director, Australian Dental Standards Laboratory, January 1976 - June 1985
  • Developed a centre of excellence in medical device and dental product technology

UK Lecturer in Dental Materials Science, November 1969 - January 1976
University of Manchester


Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Manchester, UK, 1963 to 1969.

  • B.Sc Honours, Class 2(1), 1966.
  • M.Sc (1967) Research in Polymer Science, Department of Physical Chemistry
  • Ph.D (1969) (Science Research Council Research Student)


  • C.Chem Chartered Chemist (1971)
  • F.R.S.C Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1981)
  • Assessor ISO 9000/ISO 13485 series Quality Management Systems (1997)
  • C.Sci Chartered Scientist (2005)


  • Proven and experienced manager of people and projects
  • Expert in medical device technology, especially bio/dental materials
  • Wide knowledge of Australian/international medical device regulation


  • Published over 60 papers in scientific journals and books, edited 2 books, founded and edited 2 news bulletins and awarded 1 Patent.
  • Received the Alan Docking Award of the International Association for Dental Research (ANZ Div), the most prestigious award of the Association - for outstanding contributions to science in dentistry.
  • Consultant and Lieutenant Colonel, Australian Army Dental Directorate and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dental Science, University of Melbourne.
  • Awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Public Health Travelling Fellowship and 2 AusAID grants in excess of $150,000.
  • Initiated medical device regulation in 1985, developed and managed an effective regulatory system and set the direction to the EU system in 1996.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of 3 international journals and member of the Multitechnics Policy Board of Standards Australia.
  • Received the Richard E Greco Award, the highest honour of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, for 'exceptional contributions to communication, education and development for health care regulatory professionals in industry and government'.
  • National Manager of the Therapeutic Goods Administration for 7 months.
  • International reputation and recognition in medical device regulation and for research accomplishments in biomaterials. More than 200 scientific presentations.
  • Honourable Certificate from the Chinese National Education Committee for contributions to scientific and technological progress in conjunction with Beijing Medical University.
  • Chairman or member of many professional, standards and government committees.
  • Convened international conference 'Drug and Medical Device Regulation- Towards Global Co-operation', Sydney, 1991
  • Foundation Chairman, National Steering Committee, and creator of Medical Device Network (a program of AusBiotech and now called AusMedtech)

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Kathy Mitrangas



  • Consultant, Medical Technology Consulting, April 2014 to present
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, Medtel Pty Ltd., May 2003 – April 2014
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, Getz (Bros) & Co Pty Ltd, Jan 1997 – May 2003
  • Senior Professional Officer, Therapeutic Goods Administration, 1989 – 1996
  • Research Assistant, Murdoch Institute, 1986 – 1988


  • B.Sc (Hons) Immunology Monash University 1986


  • Australian medical device regulations
  • Australian medical device reimbursement
  • Management and conduct of medical device clinical trials
  • Technical competency in biological disciplines
  • Quality management systems


  • 20 publications in scientific journals and books
  • Member Australian delegation to several International Standards Organisation meetings
  • Visiting professional officer, FDA Centre for Devices and Radiological Health

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Bruce Gregory



  • Medical Technology Consulting: Aug 16 - Present
  • Head of Regulatory, Marketing & Clinical, CathRx (Khelix): Aug 14 – Jul 16
  • Medical Technology Consulting: Jul 06 – Aug 07, Mar 09 – Jul 14, Aug 14 – Jul 16
  • Director – Product Marketing – Mask Strategic Business Unit, ResMed: Aug 07 – Feb 09
  • Head – Product Marketing – Mask Division, ResMed: Jul 03 – Dec 05
  • Head – Marketing Communications Team, ResMed: Jul 04 – Dec 05
  • Product Manager – Bilevel Products, ResMed: Jan 02 – Aug 07
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, ResMed: Feb 97 – Dec 01
  • Regulatory Affairs Officer, Telectronics: Sep 93 – Nov 97

Other employment: Amersham Australia, Bayer Diagnostics, Macquarie Hospital, Douglas Laboratories


  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry & Physiology)
    Macquarie University (1985)
  • Graduate Certificate of Management (Technology)
    Deakin University (1999)


  • Wide knowledge of global device regulations
  • Technical competency in hi-tech disciplines
  • Product management from conception to global product launch
  • Product requirements analysis
  • Leadership in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Product portfolio planning
  • Marketing communications


  • Co-inventor on 46 patent filings, 15 granted (2015)