News Directory

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12 March 2021

BMTH News: WearOptimo’s life-saving Microwearable sensor technology heads into production

BMTH Rounds 1 & 2 recipient, WearOptimo has announced today that it has secured a new $30 million deal to manufacture its MicrowearableTM sensor health technology at an advanced technology facility in Brisbane - for worldwide distribution.

12 March 2021

MTPConnect and Monash University connect for Commercialisation training

We are excited to announce that Monash University has places available for the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science and Commercialisation and Commonwealth Supported Places and study grants of up to $5,000 per student will be granted to members of MTPConnect's network for units in 2021.

11 March 2021

Join our WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series event with Artyra

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is hosting the next MTP Sector Spotlight Series event in Perth on Wednesday, 31 March, and will shine a light on Artrya, a WA-based digital health start-up aiming to solve heart disease.

11 March 2021

New Funding Opportunity For Medical Products Manufacturing

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Hon Karen Andrews MP has today launched a new $30 million Commercialisation Fund to foster projects that bring industry and researchers together to commercialise new manufacturing products and processes.

10 March 2021

MTPConnect Report Uncovers Skills Priorities for a Future Ready Workforce

MTPConnect today released the second of three reports examining skills gaps in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector workforce.

09 March 2021

Interested in learning more about the Modern Manufacturing Initiative? Join DISER’s Information Session!

In February 2021, the Department of Industry, Science, Energey and Resources (DISER) released it’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI), which identified medical products as being one of the six listed in the National Manufacturing Road Map.

08 March 2021

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

Check out what the MTPConnect team got up to in February!

05 March 2021

Developing Digital Health Technologies? Join our Webinar!

MTPConnect is pleased to bring you our March seminar series webinar - “Adaptive regulation for digital health technologies - a pathway for industry” - on 24 March, 1pm-2:00pm.

05 March 2021

Case Study: Connecting the Australian Medical Devices Sector to Fast-Track New Technology

What began as an ideas incubator for the South Australian medtech sector has expanded nationally - setting a new benchmark for the translation of medical device technology in Australia.

04 March 2021

Podcast Follows Orthocell’s Move into New Markets

In a recent podcast episode, we spoke to Perth-based regenerative medicine company Orthocell about its recent US FDA, EMA and Australian (TGA) market approval for their collagen membrane dental implant.

23 February 2021

BTB News: Starpharma Nasal Spray Registered in Europe Supports COVID-19 Response

With development and commercialisation funding support provided by MTPConnect, Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) announced today it had received confirmation that its VIRALEZE™ antiviral nasal spray for protection against COVID-19 has been successfully registered for sale in Europe, including in the UK.

16 February 2021

How Ellume Health’s COVID-19 Test Broke into the US Market

In a recent podcast episode, we spoke to Founder and CEO Dr Sean Parsons from Brisbane-based Ellume Health for the full story behind developing the first COVID-19 Home Test to receive US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorisation.

12 February 2021

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

Check out what the MTPConnect team got up to in January!

10 February 2021

Australia’s first Cardiovascular Device Clinical Trial Collaboration to boost medical device research and innovation

The Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) has been awarded $200,000 in funding from MTPConnect’s Industry Growth Centre Project Fund Program for a new effort to boost Australia’s involvement in clinical trials for research into cardiovascular devices.