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12 February 2018

MTPConnect Board and Executive 2018 Transition Plan

MTPConnect – the Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre – has today announced changes to the Board and Executive team for 2018.

09 February 2018

MTPConnect reports strong growth in Australia’s Medtech, Biotech and Pharmaceutical sector

MTPConnect has released new sector metrics that show jobs supported by the MTP sector increased by 10% to 62,000 from 2015 to 2016, and that manufacturing exports are up by 30% to $5.2 billion.

02 February 2018

​Austrade report spotlights Australia’s capability in clinical trials

Austrade’s new Clinical Trials industry capability report highlights why Australia is a leading destination for clinical research of new therapeutic products and medical devices.

02 February 2018

ACOLA release roadmap for precision medicine in Australia

A report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that precision medicine has the potential to transform Australia’s health care system.

01 February 2018

MTPConnect welcomes plan to secure growth through innovation

MTPConnect welcomes the ‘Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation’ (the 2030 Plan) – a strategic vision and plan delivered by the Innovation and Science Australia board to strengthen Australia's innovation performance and become a leading innovation nation.

19 December 2017

Senator Michaelia Cash announced as Minister for Jobs and Innovation

Senator Michaelia Cash has today been announced as the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, following three months as Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and Senator Zed Seselja who has been announced as Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.

05 December 2017

Be a part of InnoHealth Australia - a German-Australian network

InnoHealth Australia is the current initiative from 2017-2019 led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The initiative aims to connect the Australian and the German healthcare research sector involving especially small and medium enterprises (SME).

01 December 2017

‘Medtech’s Night of Nights’ - Celebrating Innovative Ideas At the Actuator’s MedTech’s Got Talent

The medtech industry came together last night for MedTech’s Got Talent, hearing innovation pitches from the top medtech companies to watch in Australia – with five companies moving forward to each take home $20,000 and a spot to participate in the Actuator’s six-week accelerator program run now to April 2018.

24 November 2017

Blog: ​Australia-Japan to strengthen links in Regenerative Medicine

During the 2017 AusBiotech National Conference, leaders came together for the Australia-Japan Regenerative Medicine Roundtable to discuss opportunities for collaboration, joint activities, and increasing investment between two countries that are significantly investing in regenerative medicine.

23 November 2017

The Actuator releases Discussion Paper for Australian medtech sector

The Actuator, Australian National MedTech Accelerator, has released ‘When Australia innovates, the world of healthcare changes’, a new MedTech Discussion Paper today with recommendations for the Australian medtech sector to thrive globally.

20 November 2017

Patients the real winners of Australian Technologies Competition

The medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector has been recognised for its impact and potential at the 2017 Australian Technologies Competition, taking out three of nine awards.

02 November 2017

Medtech industry to benefit from MTPConnect and MTAA Partnership

MTPConnect and MTAA have signed an MoU further cementing their partnership to support and drive the Australian medtech industry forward.

01 November 2017

MTPConnect opens call for $5m BioMedTech Horizons program, supporting high-potential health breakthroughs

MTPConnect welcomes ideas that are set to customise and revolutionise healthcare, stimulate inter-disciplinary collaboration and between research, industry and technology sectors, and foster strong entrepreneurship potential for the Australian Government's $5 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

30 October 2017

Just in time implants set to radically advance tumour surgery

A major new Australian research project is set to transform the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer, and dramatically improve patient and healthcare outcomes.

26 October 2017

MTPConnect announces $7.3m in funding for 20 national MTP projects

MTPConnect is focused on investing on big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector.