News Directory

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15 December 2023

Moving from Academia to Industry - Podcast Highlights GSK’s Graduate Researcher Program

With the REDI-supported Graduate Researcher Program coming to a close, the MTPConnect podcast team headed to GSK Australian headquarters in Abbotsford, to find out more about the impact of the GSK Graduate Researcher Program (GRP) from graduates and staff.

14 December 2023

Austrian Medtech Opens Down Under Inspired by REDI Fellowship and Quality of Australian Research

Based in Vienna, Austria, TissueGnostics is an innovative medtech company recognised as a leading global provider of state-of-the-art tissue cytometers. After being awarded one of our REDI Fellowships, TissueGnostics was so impressed with the calibre of Australian academic research it opened a subsidiary down under.

14 December 2023

In Case You Missed It: Here’s What The MTPConnect Team Has Been Up To in November

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in November!

14 December 2023

MTPConnect Strengthens Life Science Links Through MoU with Korea Health Industry Development Institute

With the execution of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), MTPConnect and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) have committed to working closely together to support the growth of health and medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in each country.

30 November 2023

A Round of APPLAUSE for SA’s Medtech Sector

Last week, more than 240 innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, researchers, healthcare service providers and changemakers gathered at the SkyCity Ballroom in Adelaide to celebrate South Australia's Health and Medical Innovations at APPLAUSE23, organised by the Adelaide Intermediary Program.

30 November 2023

REDI Fellowship Networking Events Celebrate Program’s Success for Research and Industry

Throughout 2023, MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative has been celebrating the extraordinary success of the REDI Fellowship program through a series of REDI Fellowship Networking events held around Australia.

29 November 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest in the Cell and Gene Catalyst’s Expert Working Groups

AusBiotech and Medicines Australia are calling for Expressions of Interest in the Cell and Gene Catalyst’s Expert Working Groups by 10 December 2023.

29 November 2023

WA Turns the ‘Spotlight on 2023’

The room was packed and the vibes were high as the WA health and medical life sciences sector gathered for a night of connections and celebrations at the inaugural ‘Spotlight on 2023’ event in Perth, hosted by the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub and supported by Novacina.

28 November 2023

ACADI’s Partnering Summit Focuses On Diabetes Innovation, Inclusion and Impact

Held on World Diabetes Day, MTPConnect was proud to co-host the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) 2023 Annual Partnering Summit at Melbourne Connect recently. ACADI was established in early 2022 by our Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program. Read about the latest learnings and innovations in diabetes from ACADI's Partnering Summit.

27 November 2023

First CTCM Annual Symposium Connects Medtech Trailblazers

MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech program held its first annual Symposium in Sydney recently. For the first time, the Symposium brought together all 11 companies from around Australia who have been awarded CTCM funding, to develop new ground-breaking medtech projects to improve health and wellbeing.

23 November 2023

Study further confirms the need for better access to effective antibiotics

As World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023 comes to a close for another year, it is important to highlight that maintaining our ability to effectively treat infections is crucial for not just saving lives, but also ensuring the viability of our Australian healthcare system.

20 November 2023

Opinion: Antimicrobial Resistance – the ‘silent’ pandemic we need to take seriously

Pandemic fatigue, blunting our willingness to take-on a public health emergency, is real. So for all that we’ve endured through the extreme trials and tribulations of COVID-19 over the last three years, the last thing anyone wants to contemplate is a new pandemic. Read MTPConnect Chair Hon Jaala Pulford's opinion about the 'silent' pandemic of antimicrobial resistance, as published in InnovationAus.

20 November 2023

New Report: Actions Needed to Step Up Fight Against Superbug Pandemic Detailed

A new report from MTPConnect and its Australian Antimicrobial Resistance Network (AAMRNet) highlights the threat to human health posed by the rise of drug-resistant infections and presents recommendations that will equip the Australian healthcare system to fight the superbug pandemic.

20 November 2023

Introducing Dr Natalie Rickers - Commercialisation Director South Australia

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Natalie Rickers as Commercialisation Director South Australia with MTPConnect’s Adelaide Intermediary Program.

17 November 2023

Med Tech Talks Podcast Meets MTPConnect's Chair

In the latest episode of the Bionics Institute podcast 'Med Tech Talks', Bionics Institute CEO Robert Klupacs is joined by the Honourable Jaala Pulford, Chair of MTPConnect, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and former Minister of the Parliament of Victoria.