Welcome to the new BioFab Centre

Welcome to the new BioFab Centre


October 2016

The BioFab Centre will showcase the true potential of the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD). The BioFab Centre will be Australia’s first robotics and biomedical engineering centre embedded within a hospital. Researchers, clinicians, engineers and industry partners will work alongside each other with a vision to build biological structures such as organs, bones, brain, muscle, nerves and glands; almost anything that requires repair through disease and physical trauma.

'St Vincent’s Professor of Surgery Peter Choong, a staunch supporter of the collaborative philosophy at the very core of the ACMD.

The facility will bring platform services together, in the form of molecular and cellular biology, bio-reactor work, tissue engineering, bio-printing and commercial services, into one space — a shared space where most of the walls are glassed, which is a very simple way of breaking down silos and opening up opportunities to share ideas or start new collaborations,’ Prof Choong said.

Collaboration is a key aspect of the layout of the Centre. The facility will be comprised entirely of ‘hot spaces’, meaning all disciplines will need
to share.