News Directory

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03 March 2017

​Call for Medical Countermeasures Industry and Academic Project Collaborations

The Defence Materials Technology Centre brings collaborations to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability, and is calling for EOIs for collaborative projects covering vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for protection against biological threats, emerging infectious diseases and pandemics.

28 February 2017

Notice on reissued Tax Payer Alert

We have recently heard concerns from members of the sector around Tax Payer Alert claiming the R&D Tax Incentive for Software Development activities distributed last week stating that testing activities weren’t eligible R&D.

23 January 2017

MTPConnect and Medicines Australia sign MoU to boost Australia’s innovative medicines sector

The collaboration will see the two organisations combining their efforts to champion a sector-led approach to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem, through activities to unify and educate the MTP sector, as well as engage with government to create a positive regulatory environment.

20 January 2017

Australian innovative SMEs and start ups in the digital health space are invited to apply for the 2017 intake to the Texas Medical Centre Accelerator program

Innovative SMEs and startups in the digital health space are invited to apply for the Texas Medical Centre Accelerator (TMCx) by 23 December 2017.

19 January 2017

MTPConnect congratulates newly appointed Ministers for Health and Industry, Innovation and Science

MTPConnect CEO, Sue MacLeman, has congratulated the newly appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister for Health and Sport, and Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, in the re-shuffled Turnbull government.

12 January 2017

MTPConnect reveals the 10-year plan for Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector

MTPConnect today launched the final Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), a 10-year strategic plan to maximise the innovation, productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.

16 December 2016

MTPConnect presents award to bright stars of medtech

MTPConnect was delighted to present Bellum with the MTPConnect Award at the annual Medtech’s Got Talent awards in Melbourne on Tuesday. Some of Australia’s brightest entrepreneurial minds gathered for the chance to win a $20,000 mentorship and a host of other prizes at the event.

16 December 2016

Former AusBiotech CEO appointed to Medicines Australia Board as Independent Director

Medicines Australia has appointed Dr Anna Lavelle as an independent Board member following a comprehensive recruitment process.

15 December 2016

Collaboration set to boost Australia’s respected advanced manufacturing and medtech ecosystem

MTPConnect and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in undertaking activities to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector in Australia.

14 December 2016

Biomedical Translation Fund to invest $500 million in early stage innovations

MTPConnect welcomes the launch of the Australian Government’s $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) and announcement of three established and qualified venture capital fund managers set to roll out the investment.

05 December 2016

Regulation review set to benefit Australian MTP sector

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to amend the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, supporting the Expert Panel Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation (Sansom Review) to amend restrictive regulations.

22 November 2016

'Speed-dating' event to unite students and industry

More than 150 university students from across Victoria have signed up to ‘Medtech & Biotech Mingle Melbourne’, a free industry event to help employers tap into emerging talent.

17 November 2016

IMNIS wins national collaboration award

The IMNIS mentoring scheme – a recipient of the MTPConnect Project Fund Program – has won the 2016 Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration Award at the Business/Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) national awards.

15 November 2016

​Applications open for Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program 2017

The Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP) brings together ten social entrepreneurs from South-East Asia and five from Australia to incubate new projects and meaningful professional connections.

15 November 2016

Roche launches imCORE, a global network of cancer immunotherapy centers of excellence

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today launched the global cancer immunotherapy Centers of Research Excellence (imCORE™) Network.