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