Australia Opening Biofabrication Institute for 3D-Printed Implants

Published by , November 22, 2016 5:36 am

(3Ders.org) Australia’s Herston Health Precinct is opening a new biofabrication institute on its premises. The institute, which will occupy two floors at the Herston Health Precinct, will be dedicated to imaging, modeling, and manufacturing 3D printed patient-specific tissues. The new 3D bioprinting lab will be realized in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
According to Cameron Dick, Australia’s Minister for Health, “Researchers, scientists, nurses and doctors will all be working together to deliver the best outcome for patients. Our vision of healthcare is that the biofabrication institute will pave the way for 3D printers to sit in operating theatres, ready to print tissue as needed, in our hospitals of the future.” Dick also notes that the 3D bioprinting institute will help push Australia forwards in terms of its medical innovation and technology.

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