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07 June 2018

CCRM Australia and Therapeutic Innovation Australia collaborate to develop an information system for regenerative medicine

The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine Australia (CCRM Australia) is proud to partner with Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) to jointly develop an information system to curate data on the Australian regenerative medicine sector and to serve as both CCRM Australia’s customer relationship management and project management platforms.

31 May 2018

Harmful bacterial biofilms target of new manufacturing research partnership

Novel solutions for biofilm infections are the focus of a collaborative research agreement between the University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC).

29 May 2018

Proteomics International signs deal with PrismHealthDx to launch PromarkerD predictive test for diabetic kidney disease in USA

Medical technology company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (Proteomics International; ASX: PIQ) has signed the first licence agreement for its world-leading PromarkerD predictive test for diabetic kidney disease in the United States, creating a partnership with US-based precision medicine and diagnostic services laboratory PrismHealthDx, Inc. (PHDx).

16 May 2018

MTPConnect supports the launch of Clinical Trials initiative for International Clinical Trials Day

MTPConnect – the Australian Government’s Medical Technology, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical (MTP) Industry Growth Centre – is excited to support the launch of a new Australian initiative ‘ Clinical Trials: Impact & Quality’ (CT:IQ), an inclusive collaboration to ensure the effective and efficient promotion of clinical trials in Australia.

15 May 2018

IMNIS launches its award-winning program nationally

MTPConnect welcomes the national launch of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) program, in conjunction with Industry Growth Centres NERA and METSIgnited. IMNIS has evolved from a small pilot program into a prestigious mentoring initiative involving more than 400 people.

11 May 2018

​Women Leading World-Class Health Innovation in Melbourne

Three outstanding female leaders have been presented with the 2018 BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards, celebrating and recognising women at the different stage of their careers who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector.

10 May 2018

Budget 2018: The details

Find out more about specific initiatives announced in Budget 2018, with a targeted focus on economic growth to drive ongoing innovation, research translation, industry-research collaboration and commercialisation in the Australian MTP sector.

09 May 2018

2018 Budget to deliver positive impact for Australian MTP sector

MTPConnect has welcomed the Australian Government’s 2018 Budget, with a targeted focus on economic growth to drive ongoing innovation, research translation, industry-research collaboration and commercialisation in the Australian MTP sector.

07 May 2018

Dr Dan Grant announced as new CEO of MTPConnect

MTPConnect is delighted to announce that it has appointed Dr Dan Grant as Chief Executive Officer. Dr Grant will commence the role in July 2018, bringing a wealth of experience to MTPConnect and the Australian MTP sector, from an extensive career in the pharmaceutical, medical research and higher education sectors.

30 April 2018

Launching The BridgeTech Program for the med-tech minded

A new professional development program on the commercialisation of medical technology opens applications today with the launch of QUT’s The BridgeTech Program, supported by MTPConnect.

26 April 2018

Invitation to join Australian delegation to The MedTech Conference

MTPConnect invites the Australian medical technology sector to join the Australian delegation to The MedTech Conference—September 23 – 26, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—to showcase outstanding innovative medical technologies, Australia's unique capabilities, and build invaluable inroads into international markets.

19 April 2018

New Automated Compound Storage Capacity Secured for Compounds Australia

Compounds Australia at Griffith University announced today that it has finalised the purchase of the state-of-the-art Hamilton Verso M3 automated compound storage system, part of the Hit ID Platform supported by the MTPConnect Project Fund Program.

17 April 2018

$10m in funding awarded to 11 projects to boost health innovation

MTPConnect and the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today announced the first 11 recipients of $10 million investment from the Australian Government’s $35 million BioMedTech Horizons program. The program aims to help Australia move more cutting-edge ideas and breakthrough discoveries towards proof-of-concept and commercialisation.

16 April 2018

Transformative Digital Health Industry Accelerator opens its doors to 2018 cohort applicants

ANDHealth is now accepting applications for the ANDHealth+ (ANDHealth Plus) 2018 Program from mid-stage digital health companies looking to strengthen their clinical and commercial business case in advance of raising venture capital and/ or entering international markets.

13 April 2018

Government backs $200 million Digital Health R&D Initiative

The new Digital Health CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) will invest over $200 million to develop and test digital health solutions that work for real patients in real hospitals and health services, while equipping Australians to better manage their own health and wellness.