Industry Organisations

MTPConnect regularly consults with industry networks and associations in order to collaborate for sustained sector growth. The following links will direct you to Australian MTP industry organisations.

MTP Industry Associations and Organisations

ACCORD Australasia The peak national industry association representing manufacturers and marketers of hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products, their raw materials suppliers and service providers.
ARCS Australia A professional development association for people working in the development of therapeutic goods.
AusBiotech The leading Australian industry body representing and advocating for organisations doing business in and with the global life sciences economy.

Australian Dental Industry Association

The peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to dental practices.

Australian Health Manufacturers And Development Association

AHMADA is an association representing the large number of Australian mid-sized companies, innovating, developing and manufacturing local research and technology in the health sector.

Australian Industry Group

A leading industry association, represents businesses in a broad variety of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, telecommunications, printing and mining equipment and supplies.

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

AIMS is the peak professional body representing all disciplines of medical science and the community of over 23,000 medical diagnostic professionals working throughout Australia.

Australian Nano Network

A network of professionals working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, supporting conferences, workshops, summer schools, student and early career researcher training and other outreach programs.

Australian Nanotechnology Alliance

An industry-led, research supported membership-based alliance comprising organisations, encouraging links between industry, academia and Government.

Australian Pharmaceutical Medical and Scientific Professionals Association

APPA is an association of medical directors, medical advisors and medical scientific liaisons working within medical affairs departments of Australian pharmaceutical companies.

Consumer Healthcare Products Australia

The peak body for the consumer health industry.

BioMelbourne Network

An industry forum for the leaders of the Victorian biotechnology industry. The Network provides a link between companies, research organisations, financial markets and government.

Complementary Medicines Australia

The expert association for the complementary healthcare products industry.

Generic and Biosimilar Medicines AssociationA representative of generic and biosimilar medicine suppliers in Australia.

Life Sciences Queensland

Aims to identify business opportunities and accelerate growth in the Queensland life sciences industry. It provides members with tools and services and works to shape the strategic direction of the industry in the state.

Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP)

The Medical Device Partnering Program, supports the development of new, high-tech medical devices through facilitating collaborations between researchers, industry, end- users and government, and undertaking rapid research projects that demonstrate proof of concept and de-risk ideas. Founded by Flinders University in 2008, the MDPP is supported by the Government of South Australia to rapidly develop ideas and bring them to market. The Program invites inventors, clinicians and researchers with an idea for a new medical device or assistive technology to apply to receive up to 250 hours of technical expertise which may include proof of concept research, prototyping, product validation or small clinical evaluation. The successful applicant will also receive a product opportunity assessment (feedback from prospective end-users/market review) as well as introductions to stakeholders where necessary. 

The MDPP has received funding through the MTPConnect Project Fund to build on the success in South Australia and pursue expansion of the Program on a national scale.

Medical Technology Association of Australia

MTAA is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry.

Medicines Australia

In partnership with key stakeholders, Medicines Australia drives the creation and development of an environment for the continued sustainable growth of the innovative research based prescription medicines industry.

Pathology Technology Australia The peak body representing Australian sponsors and manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics, including Australian manufacturers, multi-national and local distributors of pathology tests, as well as regulatory consultants working in the IVD sector.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

The national peak body representing community pharmacy. It seeks to serve the interests of its members and to support community pharmacy in its role delivering quality health outcomes for all Australians.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

PSA is the peak national professional pharmacy organisation representing Australia’s 29,000 pharmacists working in all sectors and across all locations. PSA provides an extensive program of education and professional development activities across Australia, including the PSA Intern Training Program.

Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association

Represents the Australian chemistry industry across all aspects of the value chain.

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

The qualifying body in Australia for professional chemical scientists and is concerned with the teaching and practise of chemistry. They represent and cater for the professional needs of all chemists, including by providing activities and services.

Small Technologies Cluster

Promotes commercialisation and entrepreneurship around next-generation technologies. STC provides commercialisation infrastructure, links with stakeholders across industry, government and academia, and supports the development, and integration of enabling technologies.