News Directory

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12 January 2023

‘Australia Open for Business’ at Biotech Showcase in San Francisco

At the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco this week, MTPConnect CEO Stuart Dignam promoted Australia’s great research and medical product potential with colleagues from across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Biotech Showcase is an investor conference for innovators, held in parallel with the J.P. Morgan Health Conference.

10 January 2023

The Challenge: Reimagining Regional And Remote Health Care In Western Australia

The Government of Western Australia has announced The Challenge – a global challenge to find a solution to the pressing problem of health service delivery in the remote and thinly populated Pilbara region of Western Australia.

22 December 2022

2022 Annual Report Out Now

Our 2022 Annual Report, out today, pulls together our story of fostering research and development, cementing connections between research and industry, building our workforce for the future and deploying funding to drive translation and commercialisation to help bring life-saving medical products from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside.

16 December 2022

TTRA Announces Indigenous-Specific Priority Research Areas for Third Round Projects

MTPConnect is pleased to announce the three priority areas for an upcoming round of funding under the Targeted Translation Research Accelerator initiative focused on addressing unmet health and medical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in rural, remote, regional and urban centres.

12 December 2022

MTPConnect podcast special: Team Australia mission takes on The MedTech Conference in Boston

MTPConnect hit The Medtech Conference in Boston, USA with a mission - showcase Australia’s outstanding innovative medical technologies and unique capabilities and build valuable connections into international markets.

09 December 2022

CSIRO Leads Health and Medical Research Delegation to Korea

MTPConnect joined a health and medical research delegation to Korea at the end of November organised by CSIRO and Austrade.

09 December 2022

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in November!

09 December 2022

Closing The Skills Gap In Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing - Launch of Good Manufacturing Practice Training For Human Health Products

COVID-19 has put unprecedented focus on the MTP sector – highlighting the importance of research and development, and new technologies and advancements to navigate human health challenges. This coupled with the importance of sovereign capability and a robust supply chain to support the provision of essential MTP products, has created unique opportunities to invigorate and invest for a stronger sector. Read about the launch of the Good Manufacturing Practice Uplift training programs developed by the Centre for Biopharmaceutical Excellence with input and support from MTPConnect's REDI program.

08 December 2022

CTCM News: QUT training program receives funding to accelerate Australian medical device innovations

The BridgeTech Program, a successful medtech commercialisation training program delivered by QUT, will continue for the next two years thanks to a government funding initiative that supports high-quality Australian medical device projects with strong commercial potential. Along with four preeminent industry partners, the program was selected as the educational partner for MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech Program.

06 December 2022

Have Your Say: $15B National Reconstruction Fund Consultation Opens

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF), identifying $1.5 billion for medical manufacturing.

02 December 2022

TTRA Webinars Highlight Key Elements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program will open Round 3 of its Research Projects funding opportunity in early 2023 to support diabetes and cardiovascular disease projects that address the unmet health and medical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in rural, remote, regional, and urban centres. In anticipation of the round, MTPConnect is hosting a series of webinars to highlight key elements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research that potential applicants should consider when building their projects and teams.

30 November 2022

CTCM Team Meets With Round One Projects!

MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech program team recently met with Round One awardees for kick-off project meetings on-site at Navi Medical Technologies, Eudaemon Technologies, ARIA and LBT Innovations, and virtually with OncoRes Medical.

30 November 2022

BMTH Team Visit Projects in Queensland and New South Wales

Recently, MTPConnect’s BioMedTech Horizons team visited Queensland and New South Wales to catch-up with five BMTH awardees for on-site visits and project progress updates. The BMTH team visited IntelliDesign and WearOptimo in Queensland, and Merunova Pty Ltd, Kunovus Technologies Pty Ltd and VenstraMedical Pty Ltd in New South Wales.