News Directory

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28 April 2023

Australian Technologies Competition - Entries open 1 May

The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is a national growth and awards program showcasing and promoting innovative Australian technologies with global growth potential. Entries open 1 May 2023 for SMEs ready to scale up their technology. And MTPConnect is once again supporting the Medtech and Pharma Award category.

28 April 2023

Tiny Hearts Breakthrough in Heart Disease Research

An Australian research team led by QIMR Berghofer has succeeded in introducing a vascular system into tiny living and beating model human heart muscles, an achievement which it’s hoped will accelerate progress towards the ultimate goal of repairing damage from heart disease.

28 April 2023

Building Australia Through Innovation

The Bionics Institute’s 2023 Innovation Lecture will bring med tech leaders together to explore how Australia can accurately measure innovation, boost the med tech ecosystem and strengthen connections.

28 April 2023

SA Seminar: US Medtech Insights featuring Frank Jaskulke

SA-based medtech researchers, entrepreneurs and commercialisation professionals looking to break the US market are invited to attend a seminar with international guest speaker, Frank Jaskulke, from Medical Alley Association.

26 April 2023

Join our WA Spotlight on US Market Strategy with Frank Jaskulke

The WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join the next WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in May to hear Frank Jaskulke, Vice President, Intelligence and Head of Medical Alley Starts at the Medical Alley Association speaking on US Market Strategy.

21 April 2023

Discover South Australia's Thriving Medtech Sector at a Pre-Conference AusMedtech Event

Can't wait to kick-start your AusMedtech week in Adelaide with a pre-conference event on Tuesday 23 May? Our Adelaide Intermediary Program is hosting a showcase involving 20 organisations and optional guided tours of innovation precincts as part of the "Discovering South Australia’s Medtech: A Showcase of Places, People and Opportunities".

19 April 2023

'ANDHealth Summit: Where Digital Meets Devices' Hits Adelaide

MTPConnect's Adelaide Intermediary Program is supporting the 'ANDHealth Summit - Where Digital Meets Devices', presented in conjunction with AusMedtech 2023 in Adelaide on 23 May 2023.

17 April 2023

TTRA News: Awardee Spin-off Developing Oral Insulin Technology Gets Commercial Backing

Spin-off company Endo Axiom founded by three University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District researchers – has received $2.8 million in backing from Australian biotech incubator Proto Axiom to help bring their drug delivery technology to the clinic. The company's first application focuses on oral insulin and is supported with funding from the TTRA initiative.

13 April 2023

PODCAST: 150th Episode Welcomes MTPConnect’s New Chair

This month, we celebrate the 150th episode of the MTPConnect podcast. The series was created back in 2019. We believed the podcast medium was a great way to showcase the innovations and people shaping the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals (MTP) sector in Australia and globally. After talking to 300 inspiring guests, across five seasons, the popular series has now reached more than 80 countries and had 50,000 downloads.

06 April 2023

In Case You Missed It: Here’s What The MTPConnect Team Has Been Up To in March

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in March!

05 April 2023

Network at our next SA Insights Event Featuring SAiGENCI

Join Stephanie Morris, Director Innovation and Translation for the Adelaide Intermediary Program as she hosts MTPConnect’s next SA Insights Series in April featuring the South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI).

03 April 2023

Join our WA Spotlight with Alcolizer Technology on Global-Scale Commercialisation

The WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join the next WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in April, to hear from Alcolizer Technology about their road to global-scale commercialisation.

03 April 2023

BMTH News: WearOptimo Starts Clinical Trials on Microwearable Hydration Sensor

Pioneering Brisbane healthtech company WearOptimo (and BMTH awardee) has started clinical trials of its hydration sensor, marking a significant step in bringing this game-changing product to market.

03 April 2023

Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program Taking Applications from VIC, NSW and WA

The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP), supported by our REDI initiative, is the only workforce development program designed to drive clinician-led innovation in Australia today. Applications to join the pilot program are open to clinicians and allied health professionals in VIC, NSW & WA until 16 April.

28 March 2023

MTPConnect Supports Science Meets Parliament

MTPConnect supported Science and Technology Australia's Science Meets Parliament National Press Club Address by Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic and the 'Advancing The SABRE Alliance' event in Canberra.