News Directory

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08 November 2018

Australia aims to become regenerative medicine hub

Australia is considered one of the first movers in the regenerative medicine (RM) space, with more than 70 institutes and companies working in the sector across the country.

07 November 2018

Are You Ready for the Factory of the Future?

Industry 4.0 is not just a fad—it is a real event, said an expert at The Medtech Conference.

05 November 2018

eMotionGait, wearable tech for the informed support of lower limb amputees, wins Perth Biodesign pitch night

Medical device start-up JR-TeCH, creators of eMotionGait, a wearable technology for prostheses, has taken first prize at the 2018 Perth Biodesign Pitch Night, presented by Accelerating Australia.

01 November 2018

MTPConnect and AusBiotech continue its collaboration agreement

MTPConnect has expanded its alliance with national life sciences organisation AusBiotech.

31 October 2018

New report: Australia poised for global success in regenerative medicine

A new report on opportunities for Australia’s burgeoning regenerative medicine sector reveals it has all the elements needed to be a global leader and drive the creation of thousands of new, high paying jobs.

26 October 2018

MTPConnect and Life Sciences Queensland extend collaboration agreement

MTPConnect, the national growth centre for the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector, and Queensland peak industry group Life Sciences Queensland have expanded their alliance to help grow Australian life sciences.

25 October 2018

Two MTPConnect projects attract outside investment

The CSIRO protein production platform in Melbourne and the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) based at Flinders University in Adelaide are the latest MTPConnect projects to attract additional investment from Australian State governments.

24 October 2018

Cancer Therapeutics CRC signs agreement to enable Pfizer to develop novel cancer drugs

Melbourne-headquartered Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) announced a two-year research collaboration and a license agreement with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE).

10 October 2018

New Funding to boost Australian Healthtech Sector

Three key life sciences projects have been awarded a total of $690,000 in new funding to support researchers, improve collaboration with industry and open-up international market opportunities.

09 October 2018

Australian Health Innovations on Show to the World

From virtual reality for kids to novel surgical equipment Australia’s health innovations under development will be on display to the world at the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane.

03 October 2018

New Chair for MTPConnect

Sue MacLeman has commenced as Chair of MTPConnect, the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre.

02 October 2018

MDPP Launches Itself into Victoria

MTPConnect congratulates our Project Fund Program recipient The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) on expanding its operations into Victoria. It has received support from LaunchVic, a government agency helping to kickstart the Victorian start-up environment.

01 October 2018

MTP sector’s role in driving trade and investment: taking the message to Canberra

In August, MTPConnect CEO Dr Dan Grant gave evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s trade system and the digital economy conducted by the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth.

28 September 2018

Australia enhances relationship with influential US healthtech association

MTPConnect has expanded its alliance with the influential The Medical Alley Association of Minnesota to open-up linkages for Australian researchers and firms in the United States.

27 September 2018

Australian government growth centers invest in life sciences sector for future global growth

PERTH, Australia – The Australian government’s Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Center (MTPConnect) launched a new node in Western Australia.