News Directory

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06 July 2020

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

Check out what the MTPConnect team got up to in June!

25 June 2020

New COVID-19 Report Reveals Critical Role of Medtech Sector in COVID-19 Response

A new report, ‘Collaborating in the Public Interest: How Australia's Medical Technology Sector joined with Government to fight COVID-19’, outlines the back story on what is coming to be known as the ‘Australian Model’ of government and industry collaboration.

23 June 2020

2020 BIO International Convention Goes Digital with a Special Guest from Australia

While MTPConnect couldn’t attend the 2020 BIO International Convention due to COVID-19 lockdown, we made sure Federal Minister for Health Hon. Greg Hunt MP could represent Australia’s MTP sector virtually.

22 June 2020

Podcast Tracks Australia’s Quest For a COVID-19 Vaccine

In February 2020, the MTPConnect Podcast welcomed Professor Trent Munro to the microphone to discuss his team’s early work on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

17 June 2020

SpeeDx Signs Deal with Roche to Develop Antibiotic Resistance Diagnostics

Congratulations to diagnostics company SpeeDx, who announced today they had partnered with Roche to expand access to Antibiotic Resistance tests and technology.

17 June 2020

Introducing Dr Erin McAllum – BMTH Project Manager

MTPConnect is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Erin McAllum as a Project Manager for the BioMedTechHorizons Program starting today.

17 June 2020

Australia’s MTP sector hit hard by COVID-19 but still plays critical role in response and pandemic research: New Report

A new report released today reveals the COVID-19 health crisis has had a significant negative impact across the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector, including startups, SMEs, large local and multinational companies, researchers, universities, service providers, industry organisations and investors.

16 June 2020

MTPConnect Welcomes Partners to Drive Workforce Growth Through REDI Program

MTPConnect is launching the $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, working in collaboration with eight leading industry and research partners: ANDHealth, APR.Intern, the Bridge and BridgeTech programs, IMNIS, Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP), MedTech Actuator, the George Institute for Global Health and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

11 June 2020

We Want Your Input: MTP Workforce Skills Survey

MTPConnect, along with a cross-industry project team of AusBiotech, ANDHealth, Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) and Medicines Australia, need your help to identify skills gaps in the medtech, pharma, biotech and digital health sectors so we can do more to support our industry’s growth into the future.

04 June 2020

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

Check out what the MTPConnect team has been up to in May!

04 June 2020

Are You Exploring a Pathway to Commercialisation? Join our Webinar

MTPConnect’s 2020 Seminar Series continues in June with our webinar ‘Charting Your Course – Commercialising Health Innovations'. This event on 30 June, will explore the pathway to successful commercialisation of health innovations.

01 June 2020

Become the Next Guest of the Chair

Are you an aspiring director in the MTP sector looking to get your board career started? MTPConnect is seeking it’s next Guest of the Chair for a 12 month appointment.

26 May 2020

First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Begins in Australia

Nucleus Network today announced the start of its Phase I/II clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate at its Melbourne clinic, making it the first human trial for a vaccine in the Southern Hemisphere.

20 May 2020

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2020

Today, across the world, we laud the work of Dr James Lind. On this day in 1747, Lind started his famous scurvy experiments with oranges and lemons on board the HMS Salisbury.

15 May 2020

New Funding on Offer to Turbo Charge Australian COVID-19 Research

MTPConnect is set to launch a third round of its Biomedical Translation Bridge program, specifically designed to target COVID-19 related research.