News Directory

Keep up to date with MTPConnect news and events, updated regularly. If you have news or events the sector would be interested to hear about, please let us know at


30 June 2021

Drug Repurposing: Building the Path to Australian Success

Today we launch our latest report, a discussion paper – ‘Drug Repurposing: Building the Path to Australian Success – that explores the drug repurposing landscape in Australia and just what it will take to deliver more repurposed drugs in ways that improve people’s health.

24 June 2021

Let’s do more for Australians with diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Our Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) initiative is currently engaging with the sector to identify unmet needs relating to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of diabetes and / or cardiovascular disease. We are reaching out to researchers, healthcare and medical professionals, industry stakeholders and those with knowledge of the lived experience of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

16 June 2021

Successful COSA Tele-Trial Model implemented to help remote cancer patients across Australia

Access to clinical trials for people diagnosed with cancer is a core component of providing optimal cancer care through specialist cancer centres, hospitals and other treatment facilities. Patients living outside of major metropolitan centres face many barriers in accessing clinical trials.

03 June 2021

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to this month!

31 May 2021

Join our June WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series Event

Our next Perth-based event, set for 30 June, will feature a double act with Dr Simon Graindorge, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, IP Group Australia (and OncoRes Medical's COO) and Epichem’s CEO and Managing Director Colin LeGalia

28 May 2021

Industry Genomics Network Alliance Launches Strategic Plan

Industry leaders are collaborating through the Industry Genomics Network Alliance (InGeNA) to quantify the benefits of genomics to Australia and point to a future where precision healthcare is accessible to all.

27 May 2021

REDI initiative awards contracts to Biointelect and Cicada Innovations for workforce skills gap training and education

MTPConnect today announced its selection of additional industry training providers to deliver new programs addressing key skills gaps in product development and commercialisation in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector workforce.

24 May 2021

Join Our WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series Event with Resonance Health

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is hosting the next MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in Perth this week to shine a light on Resonance Health, a global healthcare company based in WA, specialising in the development and delivery of non-invasive medical imaging software and analysis services to address liver disease.

20 May 2021

New Report: Australia’s Clinical Trials Sector Shows Healthy Growth

MTPConnect today marks International Clinical Trials Day 2021 with the release of a new report that reveals the size and scope of Australia’s clinical trials sector and opportunities for future growth.

14 May 2021

REDI News: APR.Intern Helps Genepath with PhD Internship to Fast Track Research

An innovative start-up has collaborated with The University of New South Wales (UNSW) to fast-track commercialisation of new genetic testing technology.

14 May 2021

GSK Australia spring boarding graduate careers with new REDI-supported Graduate Researcher Program

GSK Australia is helping to bridge the skills gap between academia and the pharmaceutical industry, through its new three-year program for PhD graduates supported by REDI.

13 May 2021

New Funding to Support Medical Products Manufacturing in WA

MTPConnect today launched a new voucher program to boost medical products manufacturing in Western Australia.

12 May 2021

First REDI Fellowships Awarded to Boost Medical Research Commercialisation Capabilities

MTPConnect is pleased to announce that researchers in South Australia and Queensland have been selected as the first two fellows from the REDI (Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry) Fellowship Program.