News Directory

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25 October 2022

Apply for GSK Australia’s Graduate Researcher Program!

The GSK Australia Graduate Researcher Program is an Australian government funded, industry-hosted initiative developed to help bridge the skills gap between academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The program aims to provide participants with a diverse range of development opportunities, hands-on experiences, and exposure, with a view to improving Australia’s success, capacity, and capability in terms of the translation and commercialisation of health and medical research. Find out more and apply for GSK's 2023 intake!

25 October 2022

Australia’s Delegation to the MedTech Conference Hits Washington and Boston

As thousands in the medical technology sector descend on Boston for the start of this week’s MedTech 2022 Conference, MTPConnect’s Australian delegation made a pre-conference visit to JLABS @ Washington, DC and joined together for a special welcome networking reception over the weekend.

21 October 2022

MTPConnect’s TTRA program invests $6.7 million to accelerate transformative Australian diabetes and cardiovascular disease innovations

MTPConnect and the Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Mark Butler MP, today announced $6.7 million funding for nine diabetes and cardiovascular disease research projects through the Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program.

21 October 2022

MTPConnect’s CTCM program invests $7.2 million to accelerate medical device innovations

MTPConnect and the Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Mark Butler MP, today announced $7.2 million of funding for five cutting edge medical technology projects through the Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) program.

20 October 2022

Atmo Biosciences gas-sensing tech aims to provide user-friendly diagnostic solution for gut disorders

In 2020, gut health medtech Atmo Biosciences set out to demonstrate proof-of-concept for its gas-sensing technology – the Atmo Gas Capsule System – supported by funding from MTPConnect’s BioMedTech Horizons program.

20 October 2022

New appointment for Dr Amelia Vom

We are pleased to announce that Dr Amelia Vom has been appointed as MTPConnect’s Director of Health and Biosecurity Strategy, based in Melbourne.

19 October 2022

Australian Export Awards Announce International Health Finalists

MTPConnect is throwing its support behind the 60th Australian Export Awards in the International Health Category. The program celebrates the achievement of Australian businesses exporting home-grown innovation to the world. Find out which companies made it to the national finals.

19 October 2022

New MTPConnect Podcast: Inventia’s Skin Printing Robot Set To Revolutionise Wound Repair

Two decades after the tragic Bali bombings, we are reminded in recent news stories of many of the survivors who had to deal with devastating burns injuries and undergo skin grafts and multiple surgeries to stay alive. World renowned burns surgeon Professor Fiona Wood treated many of these burns patients and helped to develop a new technology to treat burns – a ‘spray on skin’ - now in use in over 30 countries. Professor Wood is now lending her expertise to a new project being led by Inventia Skin, a Sydney-based start-up on a mission to revolutionise wound repair.

06 October 2022

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in September!

26 September 2022

IMCRC Partner Stryker opens new medtech R&D lab in Queensland

A new Australian research and development (R&D) lab for innovative medical technology has been opened in Queensland by Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Established with the support of the Queensland Government, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Metro North Hospital and Health Service, the Lab will work to accelerate the translation of research within Australia’s medical technology ecosystem.

14 September 2022

WA BMTH Showcase Wraps up WA Visit

Wrapping up the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) team visit to WA, the WA BMTH Showcase event last Friday celebrated some of the state’s latest innovations giving WA BMTH-funded awardees the opportunity to present their projects and the progress made so far.

14 September 2022

Introducing Dr Ashwin Dhanasekaran - Project Manager, Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative

We are excited to welcome Dr Ashwin Dhanasekaran to MTPConnect as Project Manager, Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, based in Adelaide. Ashwin will be working closely with REDI Program Director Jarrod Belcher and REDI Associate Project Manager Tori Mynard who are based in Melbourne.

09 September 2022

CTCM Opens Round Two Funding Opportunity

The Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) Program has opened its second and final funding round to support the development of home-grown medical devices.

08 September 2022

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in August!