News Directory

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22 February 2023

New PhD Program in South Australia to Advance Biomanufacturing Industry Skills and Capabilities

South Australia is leading the way with the establishment of Australia’s first Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) PhD Plus program, building the State’s capacity and connections in biomanufacturing. MTPConnect's Adelaide Intermediary Program will deliver the biomanufacturing stream in the Adelaide BioMed City innovation district.

17 February 2023

A Year of Firsts for our Adelaide Intermediary Team Supporting SA’s Ecosystem

MTPConnect's Adelaide Intermediary Program has celebrated its first year of delivering services to SA’s Health and Medical Innovation ecosystem and some other big firsts for 2023.

17 February 2023

Join Our Next Webinar Highlighting Ethics and Reciprocity in Indigenous Health Research

MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program will hold a webinar on ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research – Ethics and Reciprocity’ on 27 February 2023. This is the next in a series of webinars on Indigenous health to coincide with Round 3 of the TTRA Research Projects funding opportunity, which will support diabetes and cardiovascular disease projects that address Indigenous specific priority areas.

17 February 2023

Inventia Life Science collaborates with MSD to develop 3D advanced cell models for neurodegenerative disease drug discovery

New pharma collaboration to develop 3D in vitro models of the brain for the discovery of therapeutic candidates using Inventia’s novel 3D cell culture platform, RASTRUM™

15 February 2023

Cyban’s Non-invasive Brain Monitor Demonstrates It Delivers Equivalent Results To Invasive Brain Monitoring In Australian First Clinical Trial

A major milestone in the detection and management of brain injuries has been reached thanks to an Australian first clinical trial by Cyban (a BMTH-funded project) which has demonstrated the company’s patented technology is able to produce similar results to invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, offering patients with brain injuries such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain bleeds, with a more accessible non-invasive alternative.

13 February 2023

Digital Health Expert Lisa Suennen Features on the MTPConnect Podcast

Lisa Suennen, a US-based entrepreneur, operations leader, venture capital investor, and industry advisor, is the Chair of ANDHealth’s Digital Health Investment Advisory Committee.

09 February 2023

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in January!

03 February 2023

MTPConnect Leaders Join WILD Program 2023

We are delighted to announce that two members of MTPConnect’s team, Dr Tracey Wilkinson and Dr Dharmica Mistry, have been accepted to join the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Program for 2023.

31 January 2023

Join first WA Spotlight for 2023: Get Serious about Cyber Security for Life Sciences

The WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub invites you to join the first WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event of 2023, all about good Cyber Security practice.

31 January 2023

SA Insights: Discover BioCina

Registrations are now open for MTPConnect’s SA Insights Series for February. Stephanie Morris, Director of Innovation & Translation, Adelaide Intermediary Program will be joined by CEO of BioCina, Ian Wisenberg, and Vice President and General Manager Michael Tsaconas for a fire-side chat.

31 January 2023

Please Welcome our New Intern Parth Gohil

We are delighted to announce that Parth Gohil is taking up a 3-month internship at MTPConnect working in our Adelaide Intermediary Program, based in Adelaide.

30 January 2023

MTPConnect Opens $6M Funding Round Targeting Projects to Benefit the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous Australians Living with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program today opens a new funding round to support 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.

25 January 2023

Join us to Advance the SABRE Alliance

We are delighted to announce we are taking part in an exciting SABRE Alliance event in Canberra on Thursday 23 March, following Science Meets Parliament 2023 conference. And we are calling on research and industry experts to join us for a half-day focusing on biotech solutions for national security issues.

23 January 2023

Introducing Tamlyn O’Connor - International Markets and Engagement Manager

We are excited to welcome Tamlyn O’Connor to MTPConnect as International Markets and Engagement Manager, based in Brisbane.

19 January 2023

Join our next TTRA Information Session on Research Projects Funding for Indigenous Health

MTPConnect will soon open the Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program Round 3 Research Projects funding opportunity, supporting diabetes and cardiovascular disease research projects that address Indigenous-specific priority areas to benefit the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in rural, remote, regional, and urban centres. In anticipation of this round, MTPConnect is holding a webinar on 6 February 2023 to explain the application process and the guidelines for applicants, with an audience Q&A.