MTPConnect and BioMelbourne Network sign MoU

19 October 2016

MTPConnect and BioMelbourne Network have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), further uniting the Australian medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals sector to boost its competitiveness, productivity and capacity in the global market.

The MoU was announced today at the AdvaMed 2016 conference in Minneapolis, United States, where MTPConnect and BioMelbourne Network are showcasing Australia’s work in the MTP sector together with a number of leading organisations including TechInSA (BioSA), NSW Health and the Medical Technology Association of Australia.

Sue MacLeman, CEO of MTPConnect, said that the MoU signals another important step in fostering greater collaboration and innovation in the Australian MTP market.

“BioMelbourne Network does excellent work for Victoria’s biotech, medtech and health innovation organisations, and our affiliation will enhance and compliment the advocacy work of both of our organisations, giving greater voice to our associates in the sector.

“Achieving change for the advancement of the Australian medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector is only possible through collaboration by all stakeholders. We look forward to working closely together with BioMelbourne Network and its 183 member organisations to deliver on the MTPConnect sector growth priorities, promoting greater collaboration, alignment and engagement between stakeholders to establish Australia as an Asia-Pacific hub.”

BioMelbourne Network CEO Krystal Evans said, “MTPConnect is a bold initiative to support the future of Australian biotech, medtech and pharmaceuticals, and we see tremendous opportunity and value in partnering with MTPConnect to drive the growth of our sector.

“As the city with the largest and strongest MTP innovation clusters, Melbourne will play an important role in the future economic and social prosperity of the nation. Collaboration with MTPConnect will further our vision to see our members connect locally, impact globally and deliver life changing technologies to Australia and the world.”