News Directory

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05 November 2021

Medtech Startups Stand Out at the WA Innovator of the Year Awards

Four of the six awards at this year’s WA Innovator of the Year Awards (IOTY) were taken home by Western Australian medtech companies, recognising the contribution and innovation of WA’s dynamic medical technology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.

03 November 2021

$1 Million Boost for WA Medical Products Manufacturing

A new voucher scheme from the MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub will see a major boost for medical products manufacturing in Western Australia.

28 October 2021

TTRA Research Projects Round 2 EOI Deadline Extended

TTRA Research Projects Round 2 EOI deadline has been extended to 25 November 2021

27 October 2021

WA Spotlight on Argenica Therapeutics

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join the monthly WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event featuring Argenica Therapeutics Limited.

27 October 2021

Final ‘foundation stones’ set for future of Australian regenerative medicine

The Regenerative Medicine Consortium, funded through MTPConnect’s Growth Centre Project Fund Program, has now delivered the final elements of the 12-month project, which collectively demonstrate the breadth of opportunity present in the Australian regenerative medicine sector.

27 October 2021

Telehealth start up Coviu wins 2021 Australian Technologies Competition

In the Australian Technologies Competition, NSW-based start up Coviu took home not only the Medtech & Pharma Award but also the title of Australian Technology Company of the Year.

20 October 2021

MTPConnect Report Outlines Challenges and Opportunities for Australia’s Medicinal Cannabis Industry

MTPConnect has launched a new report on the Australian medicinal cannabis industry, commissioned to provide an evidence base for the current size of Australia's medicinal cannabis industry, as well as future estimates for the sector.

15 October 2021

MTPConnect Skills Gap Report Calls to Position our Workforce for Post-Pandemic Prosperity

MTPConnect releases the third report in a series developed from a ‘root and branch’ analysis of skills gaps in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector workforce.

14 October 2021

Trials & Tribulations of Developing the First COVID-19 Vaccine

The MTPConnect Podcast spoke to Oxford Vaccine Group's Dr Maheshi Ramasamy in the UK about leading the clinical trials that gave us the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

13 October 2021

GSK Australia's Graduate Researcher Program Opens Applications

Applications are now open for GSK Australia's Graduate Researcher Program.

11 October 2021

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

Check out what the MTPConnect team got up to in September!

08 October 2021

REDI Fellowships Eligibility Expanded to Smaller Companies

Due to extensive interest from the sector, we will be expanding the eligibility of the REDI Fellowship program so that smaller companies can apply for a Fellow.

04 October 2021

MTPConnect Welcomes New Interns

Announcing the two new interns joining MTPConnect's REDI program and the Stakeholder Engagement team for a two month stint.

29 September 2021

IMNIS Industry Mentoring Goes Global with REDI Support

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has launched a dynamic new international mentoring program designed to nurture Australia’s future leaders in science, technology, engineering and maths to engage with industry globally. Meet the first five mentees & mentors of IMNIS International!.

27 September 2021

TTRA Opens $6M Funding Opportunity for Round Two Research Projects

The Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) Round Two Expressions Of Interest Are Now Open with New Priority Areas