News Directory

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07 September 2022

BMTH News: Join the Showcase of BioMedTech Horizons Innovations in Perth

This week the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) team is in Perth meeting with awardees prior to the WA BMTH Showcase event on Friday 9 September. The Showcase will feature an opening address from the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, WA’s Minister for Innovation, ICT and Medical Research and will celebrate some of WA’s outstanding medtech organisations and projects.

06 September 2022

REDI News: Clinical Entrepreneur Program Officially Launches in NSW, VIC and WA

The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP) – a pilot project funded by MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – was launched yesterday simultaneously in Melbourne and Sydney, and Perth. Co-designed by clinicians for clinicians, the AUSCEP pilot will help equip healthcare professionals with the skills to translate and commercialise their ideas and innovation into impactful solutions. The University of Melbourne and University of Western Australia partnership delivering AUSCEP also includes more than 20 other associates, of which five are major hospitals.

02 September 2022

Adelaide BioMed City announces a new Board

Now in its fourth year of operation, Adelaide Biomed City is entering a new phase of development as a catalyst improving commercial outcomes from South Australia’s investment in health and medical research and associated infrastructure. They have formally announced a new independent skills-based Board.

02 September 2022

Introducing Dean Nedelkos - Manager Stakeholder Engagement Western Australia

We are excited to welcome Dean Nedelkos to MTPConnect as Manager Stakeholder Engagement Western Australia, based in Perth. Dean is an experienced business development and sales manager with more than 30 years working in the medical technology and healthcare sector in WA.

30 August 2022

Please Welcome our New Intern Taochakkreytap (Chak) Lee

We are delighted to announce that Taochakkreytap (Chak) Lee is taking up a 3-month internship at MTPConnect working in our Adelaide Intermediary Program, based in Adelaide. Chak completed a Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) major in Genetics at The University of Adelaide in 2021.

29 August 2022

Lowitja Institute Partnership and Indigenous Advisory Group Set to Determine Priorities for new TTRA Research Round for Indigenous Australians Living with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

The Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program, a Medical Research Future Fund initiative delivered by MTPConnect, will open Round 3 of its Research Projects funding in January 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.

25 August 2022

ANDHealth’s 2022 Digital Health Industry Sentiment Survey

ANDHealth’s annual National Digital Health Industry Sentiment Survey is your opportunity as a digital health company or industry participant to share what you are experiencing. Where are the gaps? What are your challenges? What opportunities exist for your business to reach its potential?

24 August 2022

Biomedical Translation Bridge Program Awards Three Winning Projects

After a successful Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Finale event to mark the completion of the MRFF-funded program – including a packed schedule of BTB-funded project showcase presentations, panel sessions and industry speakers – MTPConnect and its venture partners announced the winners of three special awards at the Finale dinner, held at Luna Park in Sydney.

23 August 2022

Register for National Healthcare Datathon

Are you a clinician, medical researcher or data scientist? Join this rare opportunity to explore hands-on, the possibilities of big data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for solving your healthcare challenges at the IntelliHQ & ANZICS National Healthcare Datathon on the 15-16th October 2022.

22 August 2022

AusHSI Celebrates Cardiac Month

The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI), one of our TTRA partners, has designated August as Cardiac Month to highlight the work of its Cardiac Health Services group, who are focused on developing new knowledge to drive implementation of high value cardiovascular health services.

19 August 2022

New Report Reveals Commercialisation Journey of Biomedical Translation Bridge Innovations

As the $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) program moves to completion, a new report has captured a series of powerful case studies highlighting the journey of the 21 innovations supported by the program, striving to commercialise their medical products.

17 August 2022

Join the Australian delegation to The MedTech Conference in Boston

Join the Australian delegation to The MedTech Conference (24 - 26 October 2022) in Boston, Massachusetts and be part of the Australian Pavilion exhibit. MTPConnect is leading this mission to the US to showcase Australia’s outstanding innovative medical technologies and unique capabilities and build valuable connections into international markets.

12 August 2022

Introducing Dr Jafar Hasan – Project Manager, Diagnostics Industry Engagement

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jafar Hasan as the Project Manager, Diagnostics Industry Engagement.

11 August 2022

MTPConnect-backed National Biologics Manufacturing Facility Opened by Industry Minister

With funding support from MTPConnect, CSIRO’s new biomanufacturing facility in Melbourne has today been opened by Industry and Science Minister, Hon. Ed Husic MP.