News Directory

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04 April 2024

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!

28 March 2024

Join ‘MTPConnect’s BIO2024 Top Level Visit Program’ in San Diego – places are limited!

You are invited to register your interest to join ‘MTPConnect’s BIO2024 Top Level Visit Program’. This optional program will take place just prior to the BIO2024 Conference, from 30 - 31 May.

26 March 2024

Foster the next generation of diabetes researchers – ACADI Mentoring Program callout!

The Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations - ACADI is looking for its next cohort of mentors to become part of the successful ACADI Mentoring Program and is inviting industry professionals to become mentors. Find out more.

22 March 2024

From Mines to Medicines – on South Australia’s Path to Global Leadership in Radiopharmaceuticals

Join our Adelaide Intermediary Program’s next SA Insights event for a fire-side chat with leading stakeholders in SA’s Radiopharmaceutical Ecosystem in April.

22 March 2024

Calling for Expressions of interest for the Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund

Expressions of interest are now open for the Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund - Strategic Element with grants from AUD $100,000 to $1 million are available for eligible Australian organisations collaborating on key areas of science and technology with priority partner countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

21 March 2024

Supporting the annual Science Meets Parliament Address to the National Press Club

MTPConnect has once again supported the National Press Club Address by incoming Science and Technology Australia’s President Professor Sharath Sriram, as part of the ‘Science Meets Parliament’ initiative being delivered this week in Canberra.

19 March 2024

Adelaide Intermediary Program Kicks Off Global Market Navigator Program

MTPConnect’s Adelaide Intermediary Program hosted its first session of the Global Market Navigator Program recently with a VIP launch.

19 March 2024

Communicate Your Unique Value Proposition for Successful Business Partnering

In our series on Preparing for Partnering Sessions ahead of BIO2024, join our WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub’s Workshop with Profile Media to learn how to communicate your unique selling proposition and make the most of business partnering.

15 March 2024

New Podcast! Funding Healthtech Innovation in Australia

Missed the SA Insights event on Funding for Healthtech Innovation in Australia? We’ve got it covered in a special episode of the MTPConnect podcast.

15 March 2024

Medical Research Future Fund team visits WA-based BMTH awardees

Recently, the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub has been hosting site tours to WA-based companies that received funding through the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) programAdvanced Genetic Diagnostics, OncoRes Medical, Proteomics International, VitalTrace, Artrya, Cortical Dynamics, and ClearDrum, for WA-based team members of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

14 March 2024

Join Pharma Partnering Webinars with MSD and Viatris Ahead of BIO 2024

In the lead up to BIO 2024 in San Diego, Austrade is offering two interactive partnering webinars with MSD and Viatris’ US Business Development & Licensing teams, in April.

13 March 2024

BiVACOR Receives Funding Boost for Total Artificial Heart Clinical Trials

BiVACOR a clinical stage device company, recently received US$13 million as part of the Artificial Heart Frontiers Program, to support the company’s Total Artificial Heart program and future product enhancements. The funding will support clinical work of the BiVACOR Total Artificial Heart and begin development for the integration of wireless power sources for the device. Read more about this Targeted Translation Research Accelerator awardee and its innovative implant.

08 March 2024

Turbo-Charge Your Digital Innovation with ANDHealth’s ACTIVATE Accelerator

Calling all Victorian digital or connected health companies approaching proof of concept! ANDHealth has opened applications for Cohort 2 of ACTIVATE, a purpose-built accelerator program supported by LaunchVic. If you want to turbo-charge your investment and customer readiness, apply now.

07 March 2024

Apply Now: Fast-track your healthtech venture with the MedTech Actuator Accelerator

The MedTech Actuator Accelerator has opened applications for Cohort 9! If you are an early stage medtech, biotech or healthtech startup looking to fast-track your commercialisation journey, be sure to apply.

06 March 2024

Argenica Therapeutics launches Phase 2 trials into novel stroke therapy drug

Perth-based Argenica Therapeutics Limited is developing pioneering novel neuroprotective therapies designed to reduce brain damage after stroke and other severe brain injuries. The company recently announced initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial for its novel drug, ARG-007, with the aim of reducing brain tissue damage post-stroke.