News Directory

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25 September 2023

Early Stage Startups Can Apply to Join MedTech Actuator Origin!

MedTech Actuator Origin is an early-stage innovation program that turbocharges the development of emerging human health technologies and the across Australia and Asia-Pacific. Apply by 20 October for this in-person program, based in Melbourne.

19 September 2023

Announcing Australia's Delegation to The Medtech Conference in Anaheim

We are delighted to announce that 15 Australian companies and organisations are taking part in the Australian delegation to The MedTech Conference in Anaheim, California and will be profiling their products or services at the standout Australian Pavilion exhibit at the Anaheim Convention Center in early October.

18 September 2023

Join Adelaide Intermediary Program for SA Insights featuring Micro-X

Join MTPConnect's Adelaide team for an evening of insights into the world of medtech innovation at the upcoming SA Insights event featuring Micro-X on Thursday 26 October. This event offers a unique opportunity to delve deeply into the remarkable journey of Micro-X, a pioneering player in the medtech sector.

15 September 2023

New CTCM MedTech Projects Kick-Off with Visits

Recently, the Clinical Translation and Commercialisation MedTech (CTCM) Program team held the first face-to-face Kick-Off Meetings with five of the program’s new Round 2 Awardees: Medical Developments International Limited, VividWhite, Ventora Medical, 4DMedical, and VitalTrace.

12 September 2023

BellaSeno Reports Milestone for Resorbable Breast / Pectus Reconstruction Implants

BellaSeno reports positive one-year patient follow-up data for resorbable breast and pectus excavatum scaffolds - a key milestone for development of the German-Australian company's novel, resorbable breast / pectus reconstruction implants.

12 September 2023

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in August!

29 August 2023

New Report Reveals Investors Back Homegrown Future Medical Devices After MRFF Funding

As the second phase of the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program moves to completion, a new report has captured the outcomes of the 38 innovations supported through the program. Launched in May 2017, the BMTH program is an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) designed and delivered by MTPConnect to support early-stage medical device developments to move towards commercialisation.

28 August 2023

SABRE Alliance hosts Disruptive Biotechnology online workshop

The Department of Defence and the SABRE Alliance invite you to attend a Disruptive Biotechnology online workshop. Defence and the SABRE Alliance is seeking input from the Australian biotechnology sector and ADSUN members on emerging disruptive biotechnologies with Defence and National Security applications that could be realised in the next 5-15 years.

28 August 2023

National Action Plan Released to Build Australia’s Diagnostic Technology Sector and Improve Health Security

MTPConnect and Pathology Technology Australia (PTA) have today released an Action Plan for establishing an end-to-end sovereign manufacturing capability for diagnostic products in Australia and strengthening supply chain resilience.

25 August 2023

SA Insights: Personify Care Improving Patient Pathways

Join our next SA Insights event in Adelaide, featuring insights from Personify Care on creating a SaaS (software as a service) platform to improve patient pathways when attending a health care provider as well as improving efficiencies in administering patient paperwork and processes.

25 August 2023

Join Our WA Spotlight In September On VitalTrace

The WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join our next WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event, a fireside chat with VitalTrace CEO & Co-Founder Dr Arjun Kaushik and Head of Regulatory & Quality Dr Celine Royet in conversation with Dr Tracey Wilkinson.

17 August 2023

MTPConnect Industry Fellowships Building Life Science Workforce Skills

MTPConnect is pleased to announce that a further two highly skilled Australian medical science researchers have been selected to work with leading South Korean pharmaceutical company Yuhan Corporation and pioneering RNA therapeutics company Moderna in Melbourne, under the REDI Fellowship Program.

15 August 2023

WA's Lixa Tackles Resistant Bacteria with Antibiofilm Technology

Lixa, an emerging biotech startup based in Western Australia, is on a mission to resolve recurring microbial infections and contaminations by developing a novel approach that makes resistant bacteria vulnerable to antibiotics and the immune system again. Check out this month's case study to find out more...

10 August 2023

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in July!

09 August 2023

Becoming the clever country – how medical research commercialisation is improving health and the economy

Medical research has enjoyed a rare stint on the front pages of our national newspapers in recent weeks, with extensive coverage of the Medical Research Future Fund. A $20 billion endowment dedicated to the research, development - and commercialisation - of new life saving medical discoveries, the MRFF is a national asset. MTPConnect Chair Hon Jaala Pulford shares her views on the power of the MRFF to support the development of new medical products.