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 July 2018

BLOG: Landmark year for BIO Convention and our biotechnology and life sciences sectors

Over 300 representatives of the Australian biotechnology sector formed the Australian delegation at the 2018 BIO International Convention, led by AusBiotech in partnership with MTPConnect and Austrade.

03 July 2018

MTPConnect launches Western Australian Node to support the state’s burgeoning life sciences sector

MTPConnect in conjunction with the Western Australian Government and The University of Western Australia (UWA), is delighted to announce the establishment of the Western Australian Node (the WA Node) of MTPConnect in Perth, to support the state’s burgeoning life sciences sector.

02 July 2018

Nature and science join forces to fight surgical infections

South Australian researchers are embarking on a $20 million medical and manufacturing research project which could reduce the chance of infection after orthopaedic surgery, thanks to a little help from the humble dragonfly.

29 June 2018

Transforming Trials Through Public-Private Collaborations

International Clinical Trials Day, held in May, commemorates Lind’s trials into the causes of scurvy and recognises that clinical trials are central to discovering and proving the efficacy of new treatments. But we’ve come a long way since 1747.

26 June 2018

Funding and Policy Reforms to Place Priority on Wound Management

The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) completes its funding term at the end of this month, and with this comes one of the most significant legacies – Federal Government acknowledgement and response to the national wounds problem.

19 June 2018

Leading Diabetes Organisations Join Forces to End Avoidable Amputations in a Generation

Diabetic foot disease (DFD) is globally recognised as the leading cause of all lower-limb amputations, and in Australia alone, it results in 4,400 amputations, 27,600 hospitalisations and nearly 1,700 deaths each year.

07 June 2018

CCRM Australia and Therapeutic Innovation Australia collaborate to develop an information system for regenerative medicine

The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine Australia (CCRM Australia) is proud to partner with Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) to jointly develop an information system to curate data on the Australian regenerative medicine sector and to serve as both CCRM Australia’s customer relationship management and project management platforms.

31 May 2018

Harmful bacterial biofilms target of new manufacturing research partnership

Novel solutions for biofilm infections are the focus of a collaborative research agreement between the University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC).

29 May 2018

Proteomics International signs deal with PrismHealthDx to launch PromarkerD predictive test for diabetic kidney disease in USA

Medical technology company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (Proteomics International; ASX: PIQ) has signed the first licence agreement for its world-leading PromarkerD predictive test for diabetic kidney disease in the United States, creating a partnership with US-based precision medicine and diagnostic services laboratory PrismHealthDx, Inc. (PHDx).

16 May 2018

MTPConnect supports the launch of Clinical Trials initiative for International Clinical Trials Day

MTPConnect – the Australian Government’s Medical Technology, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical (MTP) Industry Growth Centre – is excited to support the launch of a new Australian initiative ‘ Clinical Trials: Impact & Quality’ (CT:IQ), an inclusive collaboration to ensure the effective and efficient promotion of clinical trials in Australia.

15 May 2018

IMNIS launches its award-winning program nationally

MTPConnect welcomes the national launch of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) program, in conjunction with Industry Growth Centres NERA and METSIgnited. IMNIS has evolved from a small pilot program into a prestigious mentoring initiative involving more than 400 people.

11 May 2018

​Women Leading World-Class Health Innovation in Melbourne

Three outstanding female leaders have been presented with the 2018 BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards, celebrating and recognising women at the different stage of their careers who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector.

10 May 2018

Budget 2018: The details

Find out more about specific initiatives announced in Budget 2018, with a targeted focus on economic growth to drive ongoing innovation, research translation, industry-research collaboration and commercialisation in the Australian MTP sector.

09 May 2018

2018 Budget to deliver positive impact for Australian MTP sector

MTPConnect has welcomed the Australian Government’s 2018 Budget, with a targeted focus on economic growth to drive ongoing innovation, research translation, industry-research collaboration and commercialisation in the Australian MTP sector.

07 May 2018

Dr Dan Grant announced as new CEO of MTPConnect

MTPConnect is delighted to announce that it has appointed Dr Dan Grant as Chief Executive Officer. Dr Grant will commence the role in July 2018, bringing a wealth of experience to MTPConnect and the Australian MTP sector, from an extensive career in the pharmaceutical, medical research and higher education sectors.