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Grant boost for medical research
Business News Western Australia | 1 November 2016

The MPTConnect Project Fund Program has provided a local WA consortium with a $150,000 grant to improve commercialisation of pharmaceutical and medical technologies.

New funding mechanism could create needed life sciences ecosystem
BioWorld | 28 October 2016

The Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre (MTPConnect) announced at the recent AusBiotech annual conference that it would provide A$7.4 million (US$5.6 million) of funding over two years for 14 national projects in the med-tech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector, with the Australian government injecting more funding into its life sciences sector to help it become more globally competitive in commercializing products.

$43.4 million announced to drive innovation in pharmaceuticals and medtech around Australia
StartUp Smart | 24 October 2016

Growing investment in medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation is set to fire a new pipeline of high-impact ventures into Australia that have been hiding in the corridors of universities waiting to be commercialised. This week, non-profit organisation MTPConnect announced it will inject $7.4 million into 14 medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical projects over the next two years. The funding will be matched by a further $32 million from industry partners under MTP Connect’s project fund program.

Pill boxes and 'kneehab' apps: Johnson & Johnson hackathon
Australian Financial Review | 26 September 2016

Our CEO Sue MacLeman comments on the recent Federal Government response to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation in this article highlighting Johnson & Johnson's potential commercialisation of two winning inventions from a hackathon earlier this month.

Forging better MedTech links
InnovationAus | 30 June 2016

Our CEO Sue MacLeman talked to InnovationAus about the achievements and challenges of the MTP sector and how MTPConnect will increase collaboration and commercialisation efforts.

A boost for innovation in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals sector
University of Sydney | 11 December 2015

Australia’s newest Growth Centre – the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre – has been announced by the Hon. Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and Minister for Health, Sussan Ley.