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Life Sciences WA secures XTEND Grant funding for ‘Investment Series’ education program

21/02/22 - Life Sciences WA (LSWA) is proud to announce that it has been successful in securing funding through the WA State Government’s X-TEND Grant program, as part of the New Industries Fund (NIF). This funding will bolster LSWA’s current efforts to increase the awareness of the opportunities available to investors on WA’s burgeoning life science sector through the creation of a bespoke ‘Investment Series’ education program.

The matched funding component of this grant has been provided through MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, on behalf of the Medical Research Future Fund. The REDI initiative is providing industry experiences and skills development for students, researchers, clinicians, MTP (medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical) sector professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

LSWA is collaborating with experienced life science professionals including ANDHealth to deliver series of workshops, presentations and a provision of a Reference Guide into commercialisation of digital health, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The program will run for 12-months and is open to all investors seeking to increase their knowledge of this growing sector. Interested parties can register on the LSWA website to be notified of program announcements and registration

  • Life Sciences WA has secured matched funding through the WA State Government’s New Industries Fund (NIF) to deliver a life sciences specific, investor education program.

  • This program seeks to increase the amount of funding available to WA’s world-leading life science innovations, while increasing the education to WA’s investment networks on the benefits of WA’s life science industry.

  • This funding was secured with the assistance of the MTPConnect Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative.

About Life Sciences WA

Established in 2021, Life Sciences WA is a collaboration of representatives from Government, Universities, Research Institutions, Industry Bodies and Corporates who have come together to form one united body and connect the industry. Our members represent all areas of the diverse life sciences ecosystem including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, aquaculture, agricultural technology, research, intellectual property law and business consulting.

About MTPConnect:

Established in 2015 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, MTPConnect is Australia’s Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre, championing the growth of Australia’s vibrant MTP ecosystem.

Media inquiries: Caroline Duell, Director Media and Communications

MTPConnect Tel. +61 439 652 419 /


ANDHealth is Australia’s only organisation specialised in the acceleration of commercialisation in digital health technologies and has a proven track record of accelerating the global scale-up of high growth potential companies creating jobs, advanced manufacturing, clinical trials, and patient impact. Our unique, non-profit, industry-led model helps Australian digital health companies to navigate the pathway to institutional investment and international market entry.

Sharene Jackson: Director Communications and Content ANDHealth: Tel +61 0408 238 517 /

Press release issued by Julia Hogan Life Sciences WA – + 61 8 9216 5100



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