News Directory

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24 August 2018

MTPConnect Is Hosting A CRC-P Information Session

MTPConnect in collaboration with AusIndustry’s Accelerating Commercialisation/Entreprenuer's Programme is hosting an information session to learn about entering Round 6 CRC-P applications (due September 13).

22 August 2018

Bridge Program Success Stories: Australian Researchers & Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark

The Bridge Program 2017 alumni is demonstrating their pharmaceutical commercialisation success just six months after completing the inaugural offering of this effective program.

31 July 2018

Investigator-initiated trials broaden opportunities and benefits to patients

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s first Investigator-Initiated Trial Capacity Building support package has been awarded to Professor Geoff Lindeman, clinician scientist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne.

20 July 2018

Australian Biomedical Innovation Celebrated Globally as an Example of Collaboration

Australian biomedical innovation training programs have been recognised on a global stage, with Team Australia invited by the founders of the Stanford SPARK program to present at the SPARK Global meeting in Berlin, Germany.

17 July 2018

Digital health companies announced for industry-led accelerator

Five digital health companies have been announced as the successful applicants for ANDHealth+ 2018, Australia’s only mid-stage digital health, market and investment readiness program.

11 July 2018

The BridgeTech Program Announce Partners and 2018 Cohort

Following the launch earlier this year of a new professional development program for commercialising medical devices, the BridgeTech Program is now announcing the official consortium of partners and the selection of its first cohort.

10 July 2018

MTPConnect and ARCS continue their Affiliation through the continuation of the MOU

ARCS Australia are also very pleased to announce the continuation of the MTPConnect MOU.

10 July 2018

Eight promising medtech companies receive seed funding, training and mentoring from venture-backed national accelerator: The Actuator

The Actuator are thrilled to announce the eight high-impact medtech startups that are part of the 2018 Round 2 Actuator Accelerator program: TerraBlue XT, Curatek, Stelect, Augmented Bionics, ElectroAutoMedics, Flomatrix, Hexagon Innovation and Lenexa Medical.

08 July 2018

New Wound Credentialing Program for Health Professionals

Wound Innovations, the Wound Management Innovation CRC’s spin out company, has today publicly launched its greatly anticipated Wound Clinician Credentialing program and associated national register of credentialed wound clinicians.

06 July 2018

BLOG: Landmark year for BIO Convention and our biotechnology and life sciences sectors

Over 300 representatives of the Australian biotechnology sector formed the Australian delegation at the 2018 BIO International Convention, led by AusBiotech in partnership with MTPConnect and Austrade.

03 July 2018

MTPConnect launches Western Australian Node to support the state’s burgeoning life sciences sector

MTPConnect in conjunction with the Western Australian Government and The University of Western Australia (UWA), is delighted to announce the establishment of the Western Australian Node (the WA Node) of MTPConnect in Perth, to support the state’s burgeoning life sciences sector.

02 July 2018

Nature and science join forces to fight surgical infections

South Australian researchers are embarking on a $20 million medical and manufacturing research project which could reduce the chance of infection after orthopaedic surgery, thanks to a little help from the humble dragonfly.

29 June 2018

Transforming Trials Through Public-Private Collaborations

International Clinical Trials Day, held in May, commemorates Lind’s trials into the causes of scurvy and recognises that clinical trials are central to discovering and proving the efficacy of new treatments. But we’ve come a long way since 1747.

26 June 2018

Funding and Policy Reforms to Place Priority on Wound Management

The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) completes its funding term at the end of this month, and with this comes one of the most significant legacies – Federal Government acknowledgement and response to the national wounds problem.

19 June 2018

Leading Diabetes Organisations Join Forces to End Avoidable Amputations in a Generation

Diabetic foot disease (DFD) is globally recognised as the leading cause of all lower-limb amputations, and in Australia alone, it results in 4,400 amputations, 27,600 hospitalisations and nearly 1,700 deaths each year.