News Directory

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11 January 2019

Renewed backing for digital health commercialisation initiative

A novel program to drive commercialisation skills in the burgeoning digital health sector has received new funding from the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre, MTPConnect.

04 January 2019

US MedTech Innovator Competition 2019

MTPConnect encourages all Australian medical device, diagnostic and digital health startups to apply for MedTech Innovator 2019. You could win your way to US$500,000 in prizes, so what are you waiting for? Hurry - applications close 25 January 2019!

21 December 2018

MTPConnect's Dr Dan Grant: A new future for medical research funding

Opinion piece by Dr Dan Grant published in Biotech Dispatch on December 20, 2018

21 December 2018

Steve Barsh’s Dreamit Ventures Opens Dreamit HealthTech

For all those that heard Steve speak while he was in Australia last month, you know the invaluable advice that he gave to entrepreneurs and start-ups about leveraging their businesses.

20 December 2018

Kevin Pfleger Joins MTPConnect in Western Australia

MTPConnect and our partners, the Western Australian State Government and the University of Western Australia, are pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger as our Director Stakeholder Engagement for Western Australia.

17 December 2018

International collaboration to advance medical technologies and treatments for patients in Australia

Stem Cells Australia, the Canadian-based Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) and CCRM Australia have agreed to collaborate to advance the field of regenerative medicine and cell and gene therapies in Australia, signing a three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) following the recent AusBiotech National Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

14 December 2018

In Case You Missed It: Here's what the MTPConnect team has been up to this week

Check out our activities from this week!

12 December 2018

Access to cancer clinical trials for all Victorians

Patients with cancer living in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to clinical trials, on their doorstep. The first patients participating in a cancer clinical trial implemented through a new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Teletrials Program has begun in Albury Wodonga and Bendigo.

12 December 2018

Design + Industry is now ISO 13485:2016 Certified

Design + Industry (D+I) is proud to announce that they have achieved ISO 13485:2016 certification.

11 December 2018

New Report: The Case for Better Health Through Digital Technology

A new report on Australia’s digital health sector details how healthcare consumers can benefit from world-leading technologies – and how Australia can create a fully-fledged digital health industry.

11 December 2018

CCRM Australia and Israeli Network for Advanced Cell Applications lay the foundation for international collaboration in regenerative medicine

The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine Australia (CCRM Australia) is proud to partner with the Israeli Network for Advanced Cell Applications (INACA) to advance the commercialisation of cell applications locally and globally jointly.

10 December 2018

Bridge Program Participants visit US headquarters of AbbVie, Amgen and Merck

QUT’s the Bridge Program has awarded four participants in this year’s cohort a travel scholarship to the US headquarters of three major pharmaceutical companies following a competitive pitching competition.

07 December 2018

In Case You Missed It: Here's what the MTPConnect team has been up to this week

Check out our activities from this week!

05 December 2018

MTPConnect Goes to Canberra

Industry and government came together this week for the first Growth Centre Showcase at Parliament House in Canberra.

04 December 2018

MTPConnect welcomes additional Federal Government funding

In a boost for Australia’s medical technologies and pharmaceuticals sector, the Federal Government has provided an additional two years of funding for the sector’s Growth Centre, MTPConnect.