News Directory

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08 March 2023

PODCAST: Dr Sarah Crowe Is Making Improved Eyesight Accessible to All Though 4eyesVision

According to ophthalmologist Dr Sarah Crowe, who recently joined the MTPConnect Podcast, one billion people worldwide have impaired vision because they can’t access affordable glasses. And that is a challenge she had to tackle.

07 March 2023

Join Our Next TTRA Webinar Highlighting ‘Implementation Science’ in Indigenous Health Research

Continuing our popular webinar series, MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program’s next webinar will focus on ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research – Implementation Science’ on 15 March 2023.

06 March 2023

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!

01 March 2023

Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication Opens its Doors

A tour of the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication in Clayton, a member of the ANFFHQ, was an excellent opportunity to see first-hand the capabilities of this purpose-built, world class facility!

27 February 2023

Hon. Jaala Pulford Appointed as Chair of MTPConnect

MTPConnect, Australia’s Growth Centre for the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector, has appointed Hon. Jaala Pulford as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board.

22 February 2023

New PhD Program in South Australia to Advance Biomanufacturing Industry Skills and Capabilities

South Australia is leading the way with the establishment of Australia’s first Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) PhD Plus program, building the State’s capacity and connections in biomanufacturing. MTPConnect's Adelaide Intermediary Program will deliver the biomanufacturing stream in the Adelaide BioMed City innovation district.

17 February 2023

A Year of Firsts for our Adelaide Intermediary Team Supporting SA’s Ecosystem

MTPConnect's Adelaide Intermediary Program has celebrated its first year of delivering services to SA’s Health and Medical Innovation ecosystem and some other big firsts for 2023.

17 February 2023

Join Our Next Webinar Highlighting Ethics and Reciprocity in Indigenous Health Research

MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program will hold a webinar on ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research – Ethics and Reciprocity’ on 27 February 2023. This is the next in a series of webinars on Indigenous health to coincide with Round 3 of the TTRA Research Projects funding opportunity, which will support diabetes and cardiovascular disease projects that address Indigenous specific priority areas.

17 February 2023

Inventia Life Science collaborates with MSD to develop 3D advanced cell models for neurodegenerative disease drug discovery

New pharma collaboration to develop 3D in vitro models of the brain for the discovery of therapeutic candidates using Inventia’s novel 3D cell culture platform, RASTRUM™

15 February 2023

Cyban’s Non-invasive Brain Monitor Demonstrates It Delivers Equivalent Results To Invasive Brain Monitoring In Australian First Clinical Trial

A major milestone in the detection and management of brain injuries has been reached thanks to an Australian first clinical trial by Cyban (a BMTH-funded project) which has demonstrated the company’s patented technology is able to produce similar results to invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, offering patients with brain injuries such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain bleeds, with a more accessible non-invasive alternative.

13 February 2023

Digital Health Expert Lisa Suennen Features on the MTPConnect Podcast

Lisa Suennen, a US-based entrepreneur, operations leader, venture capital investor, and industry advisor, is the Chair of ANDHealth’s Digital Health Investment Advisory Committee.

09 February 2023

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!

03 February 2023

MTPConnect Leaders Join WILD Program 2023

We are delighted to announce that two members of MTPConnect’s team, Dr Tracey Wilkinson and Dr Dharmica Mistry, have been accepted to join the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Program for 2023.

31 January 2023

Join first WA Spotlight for 2023: Get Serious about Cyber Security for Life Sciences

The WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join the first WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event of 2023, all about good Cyber Security practice.

31 January 2023

SA Insights: Discover BioCina

Registrations are now open for MTPConnect’s SA Insights Series for February. Stephanie Morris, Director of Innovation & Translation, Adelaide Intermediary Program will be joined by CEO of BioCina, Ian Wisenberg, and Vice President and General Manager Michael Tsaconas for a fire-side chat.