News Directory

Keep up to date with MTPConnect news and events, updated regularly. If you have news or events the sector would be interested to hear about, please let us know at


06 April 2021

Are You Up To the Innovation Challenge?

MTPConnect is proud to support the South Australian Innovation Challenge initiative, which will bring together innovators, researchers and businesses to develop cutting-edge products in the health, ageing and disability sectors, creating early market advantage and growth opportunities for South Australian businesses.

01 April 2021

BTB News: Dimerix Prepares to Join COVID-19 Pneumonia Study Across Europe

In October 2020, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Dimerix was awarded BTB funding to support development and clinical evaluation of DMX-200, a new treatment for respiratory complications resulting from COVID-19.

01 April 2021

BTB News: Starpharma’s VIRALEZE Spray Lands in UK

With support from MTPConnect’s BTB program, Melbourne-based biotech Starpharma has this week launched its antiviral nasal spray VIRALEZE™ into the UK via a large national pharmacy chain to support COVID-19 efforts.

01 April 2021

Join our WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event with Proteomics International

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is hosting the next MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in Perth on Thursday, 29 April and will shine a light on Proteomics International, a WA-based medtech company commercialising diagnostic tests for chronic diseases where there is unmet medical need.

31 March 2021

REDI News: IMNIS Launches New Catalyst Program for Next Generation STEM Professionals

This year the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is forging 350 mentoring partnerships by connecting PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with influential industry leaders in a one-year mentoring and professional development program.

31 March 2021

Australian life sciences companies need to be born global

MTPConnect Managing Director and CEO Dr Dan Grant is a guest this week on Grant Thornton’s podcast series ‘Navigating the New Normal’.

26 March 2021

BMTH Funding Advances Clinical Program for Bionic Vision Technologies’ Bionic Eye

Melbourne-based medical technology start-up Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT) has started work on the next phase of development for its world-leading Australian bionic eye technology thanks to a recent funding boost from Round 3 of our BioMedTech Horizons program.

24 March 2021

MRFF Funding to Support Development of Australian Medical Devices Through to Early Stage Manufacturing

In a boost for Australia’s medical technology innovators, $3.2M of funding is now available to support the research and development of medical devices as they enter human clinical trials and early stage manufacturing.

19 March 2021

MTPConnect Goes to Canberra

This week we’ve been supporting the ‘Science Meets Parliament’ initiative being delivered this week by Science and Technology Australia.

18 March 2021

REDI initiative awards contracts to ARCS Australia and SeerPharma for workforce skills gap training and education

MTPConnect today announced its selection of industry training providers to deliver new programs addressing key skills gaps in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector workforce.

12 March 2021

Register for CRC Association's CRC-P Round 11 Information Session

The Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association) is hosting a webinar workshop on Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) in collaboration with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on 16 March from 1:30PM - 3:00PM AEDT.

12 March 2021

Register Now for REDI Funding Round 2 Information Session

This month our REDI program opened a call for proposals under Round 2 of the REDI Contestable Program.

12 March 2021

BMTH News: WearOptimo’s life-saving Microwearable sensor technology heads into production

BMTH Rounds 1 & 2 recipient, WearOptimo has announced today that it has secured a new $30 million deal to manufacture its MicrowearableTM sensor health technology at an advanced technology facility in Brisbane - for worldwide distribution.

12 March 2021

MTPConnect and Monash University connect for Commercialisation training

We are excited to announce that Monash University has places available for the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science and Commercialisation and Commonwealth Supported Places and study grants of up to $5,000 per student will be granted to members of MTPConnect's network for units in 2021.

11 March 2021

Join our WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event with Artyra

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is hosting the next MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in Perth on Wednesday, 31 March, and will shine a light on Artrya, a WA-based digital health start-up aiming to solve heart disease.