News Directory

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06 March 2024

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in February!

06 March 2024

Medicines Repurposing Program Opens - Call for Candidate Medicine Nominations

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has commenced a new Medicines Repurposing Program (MRP) to expand treatment options and improve health outcomes for Australians. Nominate new candidate medicines now, and attend a webinar in March to find out more.

28 February 2024

WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub Seminar Explores Translating Complexity

The WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join a special seminar event with international biotech consultant Dr Kate Hilyard on “Translating complexity - getting rid of the jargon that often puts barriers between us”.

27 February 2024

Helping You Prepare to Partner at BIO2024

Join MTPConnect for an online information session on 15 March 2024 to help you get ready for business partnering in 2024!

27 February 2024

Next Up: SA Insights Delves into the Healthtech Investment Landscape

Delve into the dynamic world of healthtech investment at Adelaide Intermediary Program’s upcoming SA Insights event in March 2024.

27 February 2024

Join the BioForum - Advancing Non-Animal Models in Biomedical Research

BioMelbourne Network is hosting a discussion about the transformative potential of non-animal models to study complex biological processes, advance science and generate over $1.5 billion in revenue and over 5,000 jobs in Australia by 2024.

23 February 2024

MTPConnect's Global Market Navigator Program Lifts Off in Adelaide

MTPConnect’s South Australian team has launched a new service called Global Market Navigator Program which is offering support to a select number of Adelaide City-based healthtech companies going global.

21 February 2024

Early Results are In – MTPConnect’s TTRA Program Delivering Strong Health and Economic Impact at Halfway Mark

A new report published today shows MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program is already delivering benefits and novel health solutions for Australian patients and the health sector – just over halfway through its duration. The $47 million TTRA program, an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), was established by MTPConnect in 2020 to support translational research for the development of novel products and solutions for diabetes and cardiovascular disease – leading causes of death and disability in Australia.

14 February 2024

New Report: ANDHealth Accelerator Cracks Australia’s Commercialisation Code

Published by global independent consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting, the ‘Economic impact assessment of ANDHealth+ and Masterclass: ACCELERATE programs’ report found that funding invested into ANDHealth’s flagship accelerator, ANDHealth+, is giving a return on investment through economic growth and job creation for digital health SMEs.

07 February 2024

Recce Pharmaceuticals Establishes Strategic Partnership in South-East Asia to Accelerate Clinical Program

Recce Pharmaceuticals Limited has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Etana Biotechnologies (Etana), a leading Indonesian biomedical organisation, to accelerate the clinical development of Recce’s anti-infective portfolio across Indonesia.

07 February 2024

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in January!

31 January 2024

First year of South Australia's Biomanufacturing Industry Doctoral Training PhD+ program is a success

Read our latest case study following the experiences of PhD students participating in the first year of the Biomanufacturing Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) PhD+ Program in South Australia. MTPConnect, through its Adelaide Intermediary Program (AIP), is delivering PhD Plus sessions as part of the biomanufacturing stream of the initiative.

24 January 2024

Calling Adelaide Healthtech Companies Wanting to Scale More Globally!

MTPConnect’s South Australian team is seeking Expressions of Interest from industry leaders to register their company for a new initiative to support ten emerging Adelaide City-based healthtech companies in the development of their business expansion plans.

24 January 2024

Join the Australian delegation to BIO2024 in San Diego, backed by MTPConnect

MTPConnect is excited to lead this year’s BIO2024 mission to San Diego from 3 – 6 June to showcase Australia’s outstanding life science innovations, innovators and unique biotechnology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing capabilities. Find out how to join the Australian delegation...

24 January 2024

How to nominate for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science in 5 easy steps

Show someone how much you value their contribution by nominating them for the 2024 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Nominations open until 8 February 2024.