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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!

30 October 2023

REDI-backed AUSCEP Celebrates A Year Of Success For Australian Clinical Entrepreneurs

The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program recently published its first AUSCEP Impact Report 2023: Bridging the Gap for Healthcare Start-ups and is celebrating a year of success for its first cohort of Australian Clinical Entrepreneurs. AUSCEP is made possible under MTPConnect’s REDI initiative supported by the MRFF.

27 October 2023

BioForum – New Frontiers: Rethinking Antimicrobial Resistance

Join BioMelbourne Network for an important discussion during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week on the rise of drug-resistant infections. Explore this urgent threat to our health security and what can be done about it now and into the future.

27 October 2023

TTRA News: MRFF funding boost targets First Nations health and wellbeing

MTPConnect, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon. Mark Butler MP, and the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health, Senator the Hon. Malarndirri McCarthy, today announced $6 million in funding from the Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program for new diabetes and cardiovascular disease research projects that address the unmet health and medical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in rural, remote, regional and urban centres. These efforts will support six projects in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

24 October 2023

PTA Academy: New TGA Training Course

Pathology Technology Australia has developed a range of new education courses as part of the PTA Academy, for the Australian IVD community. Coming up, Michelle McNiven will deliver a three day TGA Training session in Sydney in November - register now!

23 October 2023

WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub Spotlights 2023 With End Of Year Event

Join the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub in celebrating the achievements of the WA health and medical life sciences community at its end-of-year event, 'Spotlight on 2023'.

20 October 2023

Team Australia Networks with LA Healthcare Market at The Medtech Conference

As thousands in the medical technology sector headed to Anaheim, California for The MedTech 2023 Conference, MTPConnect was making sure that companies joining the Australian delegation were given multiple opportunities to showcase their capabilities and make valuable US and international connections.

17 October 2023

CTCM Team Visits Awardee CathRx for Kick-Off Project Meeting

Our Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) program team travelled to Sydney recently to visit Round 2 awardee CathRx Limited, a medical device company developing a pioneering pulsed field ablation system for treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, a widespread heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clots and strokes.

12 October 2023

Could our water be making medicine less effective?

A White Paper on minimising antimicrobial resistance in water has been released following a government and industry roundtable held in Canberra earlier this year, co-presented by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, CSIRO, CRC-SAAFE, representatives from MTPConnect's Australian Antimicrobial Resistance Network and Shawview Consulting.