News Directory

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27 April 2021

Join us in May for the launch of our latest report ‘Clinical Trials in Australia’

To mark International Clinical Trials Day, MTPConnect is launching an update to the Clinical Trials in Australia report with an event to coincide with ACTA’s Clinical Trials 2021: National Tribute and Award Ceremony in Melbourne.

26 April 2021

Accelerate your Health Innovation and enter the 2021 Australian Technologies Competition

The 2021 Australian Technologies Competition is now open, calling for scaleups with global potential to showcase technology that solves the challenges of our times – health, supply chains, food security, climate change, energy, emergencies and more.

22 April 2021

Antimicrobial resistance – today’s silent pandemic and AAMRNet’s bold call

MTPConnect has appeared before a parliamentary inquiry to highlight the challenges posed to human health by increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the lack of new antimicrobials coming through the research and development pipeline.

15 April 2021

Become the Next Guest of the Chair

Are you ready to gain Board-level experience in the MTP sector? MTPConnect are seeking our next Guest of the Chair to take up a 12 month appointment.

14 April 2021

The 100th Episode of the MTPConnect Podcast Shares Inflazome Success Story

To celebrate the release of the 100th episode of the MTPConnect podcast, we created a two-part special to highlight the story behind Queensland start-up Inflazome, the scientists behind the discovery and the Roche deal that will hopefully commercialise new treatments for inflammation-related diseases.

13 April 2021

Are You Looking for Ways to Partner In A Virtual World? Join Our Seminar!

MTPConnect is pleased to bring you our April seminar series webinar ‘Collaboration and Skills Summit: Partnering for Success - How to maximise virtual partnering meetings!’ on 29 April 1:00pm-3:00pm AEST.

07 April 2021

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

Check out what the MTPConnect got up to in March!

06 April 2021

Are You Up To the Innovation Challenge?

MTPConnect is proud to support the South Australian Innovation Challenge initiative, which will bring together innovators, researchers and businesses to develop cutting-edge products in the health, ageing and disability sectors, creating early market advantage and growth opportunities for South Australian businesses.

01 April 2021

BTB News: Dimerix Prepares to Join COVID-19 Pneumonia Study Across Europe

In October 2020, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Dimerix was awarded BTB funding to support development and clinical evaluation of DMX-200, a new treatment for respiratory complications resulting from COVID-19.

01 April 2021

BTB News: Starpharma’s VIRALEZE Spray Lands in UK

With support from MTPConnect’s BTB program, Melbourne-based biotech Starpharma has this week launched its antiviral nasal spray VIRALEZE™ into the UK via a large national pharmacy chain to support COVID-19 efforts.

01 April 2021

Join our WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event with Proteomics International

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is hosting the next MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in Perth on Thursday, 29 April and will shine a light on Proteomics International, a WA-based medtech company commercialising diagnostic tests for chronic diseases where there is unmet medical need.

31 March 2021

REDI News: IMNIS Launches New Catalyst Program for Next Generation STEM Professionals

This year the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is forging 350 mentoring partnerships by connecting PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with influential industry leaders in a one-year mentoring and professional development program.

31 March 2021

Australian life sciences companies need to be born global

MTPConnect Managing Director and CEO Dr Dan Grant is a guest this week on Grant Thornton’s podcast series ‘Navigating the New Normal’.

26 March 2021

BMTH Funding Advances Clinical Program for Bionic Vision Technologies’ Bionic Eye

Melbourne-based medical technology start-up Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT) has started work on the next phase of development for its world-leading Australian bionic eye technology thanks to a recent funding boost from Round 3 of our BioMedTech Horizons program.

24 March 2021

MRFF Funding to Support Development of Australian Medical Devices Through to Early Stage Manufacturing

In a boost for Australia’s medical technology innovators, $3.2M of funding is now available to support the research and development of medical devices as they enter human clinical trials and early stage manufacturing.