News Directory

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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.

19 March 2021

MTPConnect Goes to Canberra

This week we’ve been supporting the ‘Science Meets Parliament’ initiative being delivered this week by Science and Technology Australia.

18 March 2021

REDI initiative awards contracts to ARCS Australia and SeerPharma for workforce skills gap training and education

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

12 March 2021

Register for CRC Association's CRC-P Round 11 Information Session

The Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association) is hosting a webinar workshop on Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) in collaboration with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on 16 March from 1:30PM - 3:00PM AEDT.

12 March 2021

Register Now for REDI Funding Round 2 Information Session

This month our REDI program opened a call for proposals under Round 2 of the REDI Contestable Program.

12 March 2021

BMTH News: WearOptimo’s life-saving Microwearable sensor technology heads into production

BMTH Rounds 1 & 2 recipient, WearOptimo has announced today that it has secured a new $30 million deal to manufacture its MicrowearableTM sensor health technology at an advanced technology facility in Brisbane - for worldwide distribution.

12 March 2021

MTPConnect and Monash University connect for Commercialisation training

We are excited to announce that Monash University has places available for the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science and Commercialisation and Commonwealth Supported Places and study grants of up to $5,000 per student will be granted to members of MTPConnect's network for units in 2021.

11 March 2021

Join our WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event with Artyra

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is hosting the next MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in Perth on Wednesday, 31 March, and will shine a light on Artrya, a WA-based digital health start-up aiming to solve heart disease.

11 March 2021

New Funding Opportunity For Medical Products Manufacturing

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Hon Karen Andrews MP has today launched a new $30 million Commercialisation Fund to foster projects that bring industry and researchers together to commercialise new manufacturing products and processes.

10 March 2021

MTPConnect Report Uncovers Skills Priorities for a Future Ready Workforce

MTPConnect today released the second of three reports examining skills gaps in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector workforce.

09 March 2021

Interested in learning more about the Modern Manufacturing Initiative? Join DISER’s Information Session!

In February 2021, the Department of Industry, Science, Energey and Resources (DISER) released it’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI), which identified medical products as being one of the six listed in the National Manufacturing Road Map.

08 March 2021

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

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

05 March 2021

Developing Digital Health Technologies? Join our Webinar!

MTPConnect is pleased to bring you our March seminar series webinar - “Adaptive regulation for digital health technologies - a pathway for industry” - on 24 March, 1pm-2:00pm.

05 March 2021

Case Study: Connecting the Australian Medical Devices Sector to Fast-Track New Technology

What began as an ideas incubator for the South Australian medtech sector has expanded nationally - setting a new benchmark for the translation of medical device technology in Australia.