News Directory

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11 September 2017

Biomedical Translation Fund disburses $13.3m

The Australian Government has announced funding for three medical breakthroughs to help people with severe disabilities walk again and support thousands of Australians facing crippling chronic back pain.

31 August 2017

Launch of new facility set to ensure health of Australians and economy

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator Arthur Sinodinos today launched the ‘M2’ precinct, a joint project between CSIRO, Monash University and Monash Health Translation Precinct. This facility also includes CSIRO’s new Biomedical Materials Translation Facility.

30 August 2017

MTPConnect and Confederation of Indian Industry sign MoU to boost collaboration and growth

MTPConnect and the Confederation of Indian Industry have signed an MoU to work collaboratively to boost the innovative medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in India and Australia.

28 August 2017

Australian Government releases response to Productivity Commission Inquiry into IP Arrangements

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, has released a response to the Productivity Commission’s (PC) Inquiry on Intellectual Property (IP) on behalf of the Australian Government.

24 August 2017

First Medical Research Future Fund grants open

In great news for the sector, the first two competitive grant opportunities for the Medical Research Future Fund opened today in antimicrobial resistance and clinical trials. These grant opportunities will be run by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and will draw on their high-quality application and assessment processes.

17 August 2017

New Partnership Creates Dedicated Digital Health CoWorking Space

National non-profit digital health integrator and accelerator ANDHealth, recipient of the MTPConnect Project Fund Program, has teamed up with a specialised health co-working space to create a hub for digital health technology companies and entrepreneurs.

16 August 2017

Blog: ​My personal pathway from Masters to Industry

MTPConnect Communications Intern, Michelle Mendonca, gives us a look into her life as a graduate student in the biotechnology industry, and how networking and mentoring shaped her journey so far.

25 July 2017

MedTech’s Got Talent launches national call for Australia’s pathbreaking healthcare innovators

MedTech’s Got Talent has opened its national 2017 application round, seeking Australia’s aspiring next generation MedTech entrepreneurs and innovators to win a share in over $160,000 in cash prizes and training and mentorship.

25 July 2017

INVITATION: Australian Delegation to The MedTech Conference

MTPConnect is inviting Australian medtech companies to join a delegation to The MedTech Conference, to showcase our outstanding innovative technology and build invaluable inroads into international markets.

21 July 2017

Blog: The MTP Sector is responding to our call to action

With the second round of our $15.6 million Project Fund Program now open for expressions of interest, Dr Elizabeth Stares, our Director of Major Projects, has been traveling the country to catch up with those who have exciting ideas to boost our sector as a whole.

10 July 2017

Blog: How to make BIO International work for you

BIO is a party that no one who is even remotely associated with biotech wants to miss, and has perfected the art of making delegates work hard and play hard. Understand how you can get the best out of the experience!

10 July 2017

Blog: Everything’s bigger in Texas! A visit to the Texas Medical Center

For those seeking the best, latest medical treatments, Houston is certainly the place to go. Texas Medical Centre hosts countless universities, hospitals, and institutes, all focused on leading-edge medical treatments and scientific research.

05 July 2017

ANDHealth+ Launches: Financial and Strategic Support Available for Digital Health Companies

ANDHealth, a national initiative advancing the commercialisation of clinically validated digital health technologies, has launched the ANDHealth+ Program in support of Australia’s growing ecosystem of innovative digital health companies.

05 July 2017

MTPConnect welcomes move to restore roles to skilled migration visa lists

MTPConnect has welcomed news of the restoration of a number of roles to the skilled migration visa list by the Australian Government. MTPConnect worked strongly behind the scenes advocating for the sector directly with government...

21 June 2017

Clinical trials provide $1.1b to Australian economy: MTPConnect releases report on clinical trials ecosystem in Australia

MTPConnect today released a new report ‘Clinical Trials in Australia: the economic profile and competitive position of the sector’, the first comprehensive overview of the entire clinical trials landscape in Australia.