23 November 2018
Pictured: MTPConnect CEO with fellow panelists Mark Cook (University of Melbourne), Dr Amanda Caples (Victorian Government), Danica Prodanovic (BioIntelect), Robyn Owens (University of Western Australia), Andrew Gooley (Trajan Scientific and Medical), Megan Munsie (University of Melbourne) and Ian Smith (Monash University) at the launch of the ARC Centre for Personalised Therapeutics at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Dan Grant - CEO
Our CEO facilitated a clinical challenges roundtable in Adelaide focused on the clinical area of Ophthalmology. The discussions are designed to hear directly from clinicians to inform the second round of the BioMedTech Horizons Program. The roundtable was part of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) annual conference, held at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Dr Grant attended the ARC Centre for Personalised Therapeutics launch at the University of Melbourne. Dr Grant sat on a panel discussing transforming research translation in the MedTech/Pharma sector. Joining Dan on the panel were Mark Cook (University of Melbourne), Dr Amanda Caples (Victorian Government), Danica Prodanovic (BioIntelect), Robyn Owens (University of Western Australia), Andrew Gooley (Trajan Scimed), Megan Munsie (University of Melbourne) and Ian Smith (Monash University).
Perth played host to the third event in our series of nation-wide clinical challenges roundtables to inform the second round of the BioMedTech Horizons Program. This time the focus was on Emergency Medicine and the event, facilitated by our CEO, followed on from discussions in Hobart on clinical needs in Trauma care. The roundtable was part of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) annual conference.
Dr Grant was joined by our GM International & Government, Dr Sandhya Tewari, at Austrade’s health and MedTech sector workshop in Canberra. The workshop aims to inform the way health in the MedTech sector can be promoted through widespread initiatives.
Dr Alfredo Martinez-Coll - GM Stakeholder Engagement
ARC Joint Symposium on Advanced Bioengineered Systems
Alfredo delivered a presentation titled ‘MTPConnect – The facilitator of the medtech and pharma sector’ to the ARC Joint Symposium on Advanced Bioengineered Systems at the University of Queensland.
Alfredo participated in a conference call with MedTech Innovator to discuss opportunities for participation by Australian firms in the 2019 The Medtech Innovator Finals in the United States (Boston, September 23-25) and Asia (Singapore, Oct 8-9). He discussed the importance of our medtech, biotech and pharma innovators accessing global supply chains and international markets and how participation in international events and conferences can growth their businesses.
ARC ITRP Applications
Dr Martinez-Coll provided review and feedback to ARC ITRP applicants from RMIT and Monash University.
Elizabeth Stares - Director Major Projects
Growth Centre Showcase Update
Elizabeth, our Director of Major Projects, is coordinating the upcoming Industry Growth Showcase, being held on 4 December at Parliament House in Canberra. All six Growth Centres will be attending, along with a range of industry representatives to showcase their innovations. The event provides a great opportunity for Senators and Members to see first-hand how we’re accelerating the growth of important sectors of the Australian economy, including Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Food and Agribusiness, Mining Equipment, Technology and Services, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources and, of course, Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals.