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

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10 August 2023

MTPConnect’s CTCM Program Awards $6.2M to Accelerate Homegrown Medical Device Innovations
MTPConnect and the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon. Mark Butler MP, this month announced $6.2 million of funding for six medical technology projects through the Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) Program. The CTCM program, a Medical Research Future Fund initiative delivered by MTPConnect, is supporting the development of these promising medtech projects from 4D Medical, CathRX , Medical Developments International, Ventora Medical, VitalTrace and Vivid White. Congratulations to the awarded companies!

Join MTPConnect’s Australian delegation to the MedTech Conference in Anaheim
Join the Australian delegation to the MedTech Conference (9 - 11 October 2023) in Anaheim, California and be part of the Australian Pavilion exhibit. MTPConnect is leading this mission to showcase Australia’s outstanding innovative medical technologies and unique capabilities and build valuable connections into the US and other international markets. Be a part of this top-level visit program. To secure a place in the delegation, please contact Jo Glew, Project Officer at or register here.

MTPConnect's Lauren Kelly selected for Veski's STEM sidebyside Program
Congratulations to Lauren Kelly, MTPConnect's Senior Director TTRA Program who has been selected as one of 31 participants in Veski's competitive STEM sidebyside Program for mid-career leaders in 2023. Lauren will spend 6 months building her skills and networks through workshops and networking opportunities.

MTPConnect’s CEO and Chair Visit Innovators
Our CEO Stuart Dignam and Chair Jaala Pulford were delighted to visit Neo Bionica in Melbourne and meet CEO Dr Ludovic Labat, to find out more about their work taking medtech ideas into clinical reality through advanced engineering and manufacturing. This includes their work with Nirtek Pty Ltd, a project developing a guidewire to detect unstable coronary plaques, backed by our TTRA program. Jaala also visited the Ab Initio Pharma team in Sydney who have set up a busy GMP manufacturing facility for pharma R&D supplying early-stage clinical trial products, supported by our Growth Centre funding program.

New Podcast Episodes
Check out July's new episodes which feature Sydney-based Vexev's reimagining of imaging to fight vascular disease medical innovations with co-founders Dr John Carroll and Dr Eamonn Colley. We also chat to a swag of Australian companies, entrepreneurs, and researchers about doing business at BIO2023 in Boston, and others who joined the Team Australia delegation including Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM and Deputy Premier of Queensland, Hon Dr Steven Miles MP.

SA Insights Series August: Featuring AdvanCell
Join Stephanie Morris, Director of Innovation and Translation, Adelaide Intermediary Program, as she hosts MTPConnect's SA Insights Series for August with AdvanCell Isotopes CEO, Andrew Adamovich, and Head of Product Development and Director of Operations, Dr Kevin Kuan. Find out more about the advancement of radiopharmacueticals as a growing cancer therapy, and how AdvanCell Isotopes has raised capital and created an award-winning platform alpha isotope generator and novel therapies. Networking and nibbles afterwards. On 24 August 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm ACST. Register!

Medical Entrepreneurs Join Together
Are you a clinician wanting to transform healthcare through innovation - join the Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship & Innovation - a home created for doctors & other healthcare professionals to connect with medical entrepreneurs & innovators. Check out all the details on their website, follow on LinkedIn and join as a member for free!

Chair Jaala Pulford Opens the BridgeTech Symposium
When the BridgeTech Symposium kicked off in July in Melbourne, our Chair Jaala Pulford gave the opening remarks to the 2023 cohort of medtech innovators as they continue learning about successful commercialisation of new medical technologies/products. Supported by our REDI and CTCM programs!

Case Study - SA State-wide Capabilities Connected to Secure Funding to Boost Emerging Cancer Treatments
When the Australian Government announced its MRFF National Critical Research Infrastructure grant opportunity in 2022, MTPConnect’s Adelaide Intermediary Program was called upon to support South Australian applications. Find out how the team coordinated a state-wide approach, strengthened applicants’ proposals, and improved the odds of success for positive funding outcomes.

Welcome New Staff Member Jessica Maxwell
A warm welcome to Jessica Maxwell who has joined MTPConnect's dynamic Adelaide Intermediary Program team as the Administration and Events Officer. Jessica brings a wealth of experience as an office administrator and event management coordinator.