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Health tech funding injection to propel Australian innovations to market and into Asia

Healthcare IT | 16 October 2018

Three MTPConnect projects - the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) and Asialinks Business - have received funding from the MTPConnect Project Fund Program. IMNIS and MDPP were part of the 2016 round of the program and Asialinks is a new project.

MTPConnect Has a New Chair

BioSpace | 4 October 2018

International publication BioSpace shared the announcement of MTPConnect's new chair Sue MacLeman, taking over from our Chair Dr Bronwyn Evans who is stepping down after nearly two years of service.

Australian government growth centres invest in life sciences sector for future global growth

BioWorld | 25 September 2018

BioWorld journalist Tamra Sami interviewed MTPConnect CEO Dr Dan Grant in WA around the launch of the MTPConnect WA hub in September.

Innovation is part of Australia's DNA. We must help commercialise it

The Australian Financial Review | 30 July 2018<

Former Minister for Jobs and Innovation Senator Michaelia Cash wrote an opinion piece for the AFR in July around the AFR Innovation Summit.

MTPConnect Launches Western Australian Node

Manufacturer's Monthly | 4 July 2018

MTPConnect's Chair Dr Bronwyn Evans supported the launch of the MTPConnect WA Node in partnership with the Western Australian Government and the University of Western Australia at the Harry Perkins Institute and Centre for Medical Research.

Australia makes its mark in biotechnology

Nature | 9 May 2018

MTPConnect CEO Sue MacLeman spoke with Nature, a scientific journal about how Australia is making its mark in biotechnology.

Dr Dan Grant appointed as new CEO of MTPConnect

Lab and Life Scientist | 7 May 2018

Dr Dan Grant was announced as MTPConnect's CEO-elect bringing with him many years of experience in the sector, where he will be starting in July.

"We could lead the world": Australia's MTP sector shows it's punching above its weight

Healthcare IT | 19 April 2018

MTPConnect's CEO Sue MacLeman talks to Healthcare IT about the recent announcement of the amazing innovations of the MTPConnect-delivered, Department of Health's $10 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

$1 million funding boost for UOW's 'groundbreaking' Biopen

Illawara Mercury | 19 April 2018

The article focuses on the team behind the Biopen, one of the 11 selected participants who have received funding from the MTPConnect-delivered Department of Health's $10 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

$10m in funding awarded to 11 projects to boost health innovation

Manufacturer's Monthly | 18 April 2018

MTPConnect and the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, have announced the first 11 recipients of $10 million investment from the government’s $35 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

MTPConnect and BioPacific Partners announce new initiative

Manufacturer's Monthly | 12 April 2018

MTPConnect and BioPacific Partners has jointly launched an exciting new initiative to assist Australian medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to better prepare and position themselves to engage successfully with multinational companies.

Why investors should pay attention to biotechs focused on China

Stockhead | 15 March 2018

Chinese demand has sparked ASX-listed food and resources stocks — but health innovators may benefit most, says MTP Connect CEO Sue MacLeman. Ms MacLeman also mentions our Project Fund Program recipient's AusBiotech Asian Investment Series in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Women and the war for talent

InnovationAus | 8 March 2018

MTPConnect CEO Sue MacLeman talks to Innovation Australia about creating gender diversity within the tech and innovation sector or lose global competitiveness in this critical arena on International Women's Day.

Strong growth in Australia's medtech, biotech and pharma sectors

Manufacturer's Monthly | 12 February 2018

MTPConnect has released new sector metrics that show jobs supported by the MTP sector increased by 10 per cent to 62,000 from 2015 to 2016, and that manufacturing exports are up by 30 per cent to $5.2 billion.

3D Printing And Precision Medicine To Get $5m In Government Funding

The Australian | 1 November 2017

Managed by MTPConnect, the $5m BioMedTech Horizons program will be managed by MTPConnect, the medical technologies and pharmaceuticals industry growth centre. MTPConnect chief executive Sue MacLeman spoke to The Australian, saying that 3D anatomical printing and precision medicine had been identified for the first share of funding because Australia punched above its weight in those areas.

Cancer Test Platform among Recipients in $22.5m Tech Funding Round For MTPConnect

Australian Financial Review | 26 October 2017

Our CEO Sue MacLeman talks about a MTPConnect Project Fund Program lead The Garvan Institute aimed to improve cancer clinical trial research.

AISC's new training package for pharma manufacturing Businesses

Manufacturer's Monthly | 11 August 2017

Our General Manager of Education, Skills and Events Dr Melanie Thomson about the training that will save pharmaceutical manufacturing businesses time and money by allowing employees to transfer basic skills between companies.

Pharma research play translates into jobs and growth

The Mandarin | 7 August 2017

An article discussing our Clinical Trials Report and how it aims to turn Australia around to be a destination for jobs and pharmaceutical investment in clinical trials.

Grant boost for medical research

Business News Western Australia | 1 November 2016

The MTPConnect 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.