News Directory

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28 November 2023

ACADI’s Partnering Summit Focuses On Diabetes Innovation, Inclusion and Impact

Held on World Diabetes Day, MTPConnect was proud to co-host the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) 2023 Annual Partnering Summit at Melbourne Connect recently. ACADI was established in early 2022 by our Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program. Read about the latest learnings and innovations in diabetes from ACADI's Partnering Summit.

27 November 2023

First CTCM Annual Symposium Connects Medtech Trailblazers

MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech program held its first annual Symposium in Sydney recently. For the first time, the Symposium brought together all 11 companies from around Australia who have been awarded CTCM funding, to develop new ground-breaking medtech projects to improve health and wellbeing.

23 November 2023

Study further confirms the need for better access to effective antibiotics

As World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023 comes to a close for another year, it is important to highlight that maintaining our ability to effectively treat infections is crucial for not just saving lives, but also ensuring the viability of our Australian healthcare system.

20 November 2023

Opinion: Antimicrobial Resistance – the ‘silent’ pandemic we need to take seriously

Pandemic fatigue, blunting our willingness to take-on a public health emergency, is real. So for all that we’ve endured through the extreme trials and tribulations of COVID-19 over the last three years, the last thing anyone wants to contemplate is a new pandemic. Read MTPConnect Chair Hon Jaala Pulford's opinion about the 'silent' pandemic of antimicrobial resistance, as published in InnovationAus.

20 November 2023

New Report: Actions Needed to Step Up Fight Against Superbug Pandemic Detailed

A new report from MTPConnect and its Australian Antimicrobial Resistance Network (AAMRNet) highlights the threat to human health posed by the rise of drug-resistant infections and presents recommendations that will equip the Australian healthcare system to fight the superbug pandemic.

20 November 2023

Introducing Dr Natalie Rickers - Commercialisation Director South Australia

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Natalie Rickers as Commercialisation Director South Australia with MTPConnect’s Adelaide Intermediary Program.

17 November 2023

Med Tech Talks Podcast Meets MTPConnect's Chair

In the latest episode of the Bionics Institute podcast 'Med Tech Talks', Bionics Institute CEO Robert Klupacs is joined by the Honourable Jaala Pulford, Chair of MTPConnect, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and former Minister of the Parliament of Victoria.

08 November 2023

Be Part of the Surface Manufacturing-focused CRC Bid

Researchers, engineers, industry leaders in MedTech, defence, medical devices, biotech, pharmaceuticals, commercialisation professionals, start-ups, and investigators are invited to join a hybrid information session and learn about the launch of the Surface Manufacturing focused CRC Bid.

08 November 2023

MedChem Australia launches to help translate research into new medicines

Monash University's Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, together with WEHI and the University of Sydney, today launched MedChem Australia, a first-of-its-kind national initiative to help guide drug discovery projects towards clinical trials and, ultimately, create new therapies for a broad range of diseases.

08 November 2023

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in October!

02 November 2023

WA Hub Hosts An Evening with Marc Koska OBE and Philip Leslie

Join the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub for an evening of conversation with Marc Koska OBE and Philip Leslie about developing innovative drug delivery devices for the global healthcare market and the ApiJect story.

30 October 2023

REDI: Medical Device Registration Bootcamp With TGA experts – Register!

Join REDI for an exclusive Bootcamp with Therapeutic Goods Administration experts designed to empower medical device companies looking to navigate the regulatory landscape with confidence. Find out more about these sessions rolling out in November and December in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

30 October 2023

Applause 2023: Celebrate SA’s Health and Medical Innovation Achievements in 2023

Join the SA Adelaide Intermediary Program's final event of the year, celebrating South Australia's Health and Medical Innovation achievements with Applause 2023!