News Directory

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20 October 2022

New appointment for Dr Amelia Vom

We are pleased to announce that Dr Amelia Vom has been appointed as MTPConnect’s Director of Health and Biosecurity Strategy, based in Melbourne.

19 October 2022

Australian Export Awards Announce International Health Finalists

MTPConnect is throwing its support behind the 60th Australian Export Awards in the International Health Category. The program celebrates the achievement of Australian businesses exporting home-grown innovation to the world. Find out which companies made it to the national finals.

19 October 2022

New MTPConnect Podcast: Inventia’s Skin Printing Robot Set To Revolutionise Wound Repair

Two decades after the tragic Bali bombings, we are reminded in recent news stories of many of the survivors who had to deal with devastating burns injuries and undergo skin grafts and multiple surgeries to stay alive. World renowned burns surgeon Professor Fiona Wood treated many of these burns patients and helped to develop a new technology to treat burns – a ‘spray on skin’ - now in use in over 30 countries. Professor Wood is now lending her expertise to a new project being led by Inventia Skin, a Sydney-based start-up on a mission to revolutionise wound repair.

06 October 2022

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in September!

26 September 2022

IMCRC Partner Stryker opens new medtech R&D lab in Queensland

A new Australian research and development (R&D) lab for innovative medical technology has been opened in Queensland by Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Established with the support of the Queensland Government, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Metro North Hospital and Health Service, the Lab will work to accelerate the translation of research within Australia’s medical technology ecosystem.

14 September 2022

WA BMTH Showcase Wraps up WA Visit

Wrapping up the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) team visit to WA, the WA BMTH Showcase event last Friday celebrated some of the state’s latest innovations giving WA BMTH-funded awardees the opportunity to present their projects and the progress made so far.

14 September 2022

Introducing Dr Ashwin Dhanasekaran - Project Manager, Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative

We are excited to welcome Dr Ashwin Dhanasekaran to MTPConnect as Project Manager, Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, based in Adelaide. Ashwin will be working closely with REDI Program Director Jarrod Belcher and REDI Associate Project Manager Tori Mynard who are based in Melbourne.

09 September 2022

CTCM Opens Round Two Funding Opportunity

The Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) Program has opened its second and final funding round to support the development of home-grown medical devices.

08 September 2022

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!

07 September 2022

BMTH News: Join the Showcase of BioMedTech Horizons Innovations in Perth

This week the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) team is in Perth meeting with awardees prior to the WA BMTH Showcase event on Friday 9 September. The Showcase will feature an opening address from the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, WA’s Minister for Innovation, ICT and Medical Research and will celebrate some of WA’s outstanding medtech organisations and projects.

06 September 2022

REDI News: Clinical Entrepreneur Program Officially Launches in NSW, VIC and WA

The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP) – a pilot project funded by MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – was launched yesterday simultaneously in Melbourne and Sydney, and Perth. Co-designed by clinicians for clinicians, the AUSCEP pilot will help equip healthcare professionals with the skills to translate and commercialise their ideas and innovation into impactful solutions. The University of Melbourne and University of Western Australia partnership delivering AUSCEP also includes more than 20 other associates, of which five are major hospitals.

02 September 2022

Adelaide BioMed City announces a new Board

Now in its fourth year of operation, Adelaide Biomed City is entering a new phase of development as a catalyst improving commercial outcomes from South Australia’s investment in health and medical research and associated infrastructure. They have formally announced a new independent skills-based Board.

02 September 2022

Introducing Dean Nedelkos - Manager Stakeholder Engagement Western Australia

We are excited to welcome Dean Nedelkos to MTPConnect as Manager Stakeholder Engagement Western Australia, based in Perth. Dean is an experienced business development and sales manager with more than 30 years working in the medical technology and healthcare sector in WA.

30 August 2022

Please Welcome our New Intern Taochakkreytap (Chak) Lee

We are delighted to announce that Taochakkreytap (Chak) Lee is taking up a 3-month internship at MTPConnect working in our Adelaide Intermediary Program, based in Adelaide. Chak completed a Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) major in Genetics at The University of Adelaide in 2021.