The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community.


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  • MTAA Submission on Ending Childhood Obesity
    16 June 2015
    MTAA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. MTAA acknowledges the immense efforts of the World Health Assembly, as the governing body of the WHO, for adopting a series of resolutions that have strengthened the Organization’s mandate in the area of non communicable diseases. The resolutions have played a crucial role in increasing the profile of non-communicable disease prevention and control as a core priority.
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  • Position Paper on the Reuse of Single-use Intermittent Catheters
    15 June 2015
    Single-use intermittent catheterisation is an effective way for patients to self-manage urinary retention or incontinence caused by a variety of conditions. In Australia, funding for single-use intermittent catheterisation is well behind Europe and the USA, and as a result, patients may be advised to clean and reuse intermittent catheters which are designed only for single-use.
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  • Workforce Planning Strategy Launches
    11 June 2015
    The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is focused on being at the forefront of workforce planning to ensure the MedTech industry is well placed to reach its potential as a growth industry for Australia’s future. MTAA launched its Workforce Planning Strategy today with a workshop at the NSW Business Chamber involving representatives from industry, academia and government.
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  • The National Diabetes Strategy
    4 June 2015
    MTAA provided a response to the consultation paper by the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group (NDSAG) to assist the Australian Government in the development of the draft National Diabetes Strategy.
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  • Draft Guidelines for Preparing Investigative Assessment Reports for the MSAC
    4 June 2015
    MTAA provided a response to MSAC on the Draft Guidelines for Preparing Investigative Assessment Reports for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) (the Investigative Guidelines) (Version 1.3) April 2015.
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  • Information about the changes to the Low Value Turnover (LVT) scheme
    3 June 2015
    MTAA Chief Executive Susi Tegen interviews John Skerritt, National Manager, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regarding the changes to the Low Value Turnover (LVT) scheme.
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  • MTAA and Flinders University working to support MedTech businesses
    27 May 2015
    MTAA and the Flinders University Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) hosted a seminar on the regulation of medical devices for over 100 medical technology manufacturers, distributors, academics, commercialisation consultants and state and federal government representatives on Monday evening. The event took place in the industrial heart of South Australia’s manufacturing future, Tonsley.
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  • Development Continues on Industry Growth Centres
    8 May 2015
    Susi Tegen Chief Executive welcomed the opportunity to participate, along with other peak bodies and company representatives, in an Industry Forum organised by the Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane to discuss the development and scope of Industry Growth Centres.
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  • Media Release: Patient access to technology must remain a priority
    30 April 2015
    The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), the peak body for suppliers and manufacturers of medical devices and technology in Australia, strongly supports a system that ensures privately insured patients continue to have access to the full range of medical technology their doctors prescribe, without incurring unexpected costs when they are most vulnerable.
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  • Key Facts and Figures 2014 available now
    9 April 2015
    Be up to date on the latest industry facts and statistics with the MTAA's recently released publication, ‘Medical Technology in Australia: Key facts and figures 2014’ . Also known as the ‘Factbook’, this resource is a useful source of statistical data and facts about the medical technology industry and the healthcare environment in Australia.
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  • Code of Practice Update
    9 March 2015
    The 9th edition of the Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice came into effect on 1 January 2015, having been approved by MTAA members at the AGM on 31 October 2014. The 6-month review process involved extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders.
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  • MedTech Knowledge Hub Launch
    9 March 2015
    MTAA has welcomed the NSW Government’s support for an industry-led MedTech Knowledge Hub to improve collaboration and drive growth in an innovative industry. At the launch of the MedTech Knowledge Hub today, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment Troy Grant said the NSW Government was proud to support the MTAA in its endeavours to strengthen the State’s MedTech industry through the new Knowledge Hub.
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  • Online Learning Tool for Bribery and Corruption
    11 February 2015
    Foreign bribery poses a significant risk to Australian companies doing business overseas. It is important that businesses are aware of the risks and take action to minimise them. The Attorney-General's Department has released a new online learning module to help promote awareness of Australia's laws on bribery of foreign public officials.
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  • New Appointment to MSAC Sub-committee
    10 February 2015
    MTAA congratulates Associate Professor Sue O’Malley on her appointment to the Evaluation Sub-committee (ESC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). Sue is an Associate Member of MTAA and conducts professional development courses on MSAC processes for MTAA.
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  • Expressions of Interest Invited - MTAA Committees and Subcommittees
    13 January 2015
    The Medical Technology Association of Australia is calling for nominations for active members to join the Strategic Committees and subcommittees of MTAA; these Committees provide a vital link between industry members, the Board and Secretariat.
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  • Media Release: Red tape delays deny access to innovative healthcare
    12 January 2015
    Red tape associated with Australia’s current regulatory system results in delayed availability of new medical technologies in Australia and does little to enhance patient safety, according to the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), who are calling on Government to seize the findings of its current review as an opportunity to further improve Australia’s regulatory system and reduce exposure to potentially unsafe therapeutic goods.
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  • Submission to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation
    6 January 2015
    The MTAA has prepared a submission in response to the independent expert panel review of medicines and medical devices regulation, which will report to Government by the end of March 2015 with recommendations to remove regulatory red tape, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of TGAs processes in the context of a global regulatory environment.
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