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Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery - Living better for longer 


With a focus on biomedical engineering, the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery – a research and academic medical centre – will bring together clinicians, engineers, scientists and students like never before.


Together with our partners, St Vincent’s is seeking Government, industry and philanthropic funding support to create a Centre that represents the future of biomedical engineering research and education.


The Centre will help achieve three major health outcomes for Australians:

  • Improved management of chronic illness
  • Ageing well
  • Prevention of disease


Biomedical engineering innovations will be the Centre’s focus including:

  • Tissue engineering: engineering tissues, cells and genes
  • Drug design and delivery: developing intelligent drugs, smart delivery systems
  • Medical bionics: innovative devices to replace organs and body processes


The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery will develop Australia’s future health and research workforce, providing an education experience beyond the text book. Together the partners will generate transformative solutions to health care problems that will improve treatment options, reduce the cost of health care and allow Australians to Live Better for Longer.


For more information please visit our dedicated site.





41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211