Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery - Living better for longer

With a focus on biomedical engineering, the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) – a research and academic medical centre – will bring together clinicians, engineers, scientists and students like never before.ACMD_Logo_2021

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.



ACMD Research Week

The annual ACMD Research Week is a major celebration of research at the St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne campus bringing together clinicians, researchers and students from the ACMD partner organisations. This is our opportunity to celebrate our successes and promote our research activities, including those where we have achieved new results and those still ongoing. Sharing our ideas, highlighting our achievements, and bringing potential collaborators together are all important parts of the Research Week agenda. But perhaps the most important aspect is taking the time to reflect on what has been an outstanding 12 months for the ACMD partners and our research community. The 2021 ACMD Research Week (2 - 6 August) will be going virtual this year, with an overall theme of AI in Healthcare.

We look forward to welcoming you to 2021 ACMD Research Week. For more information, please click on the banner below:Intranet Banner 2021

ACMD Video

Welcome to ACMD

See how the ACMD will bring leading clinicians, scientists and students in a unique environment to accelerate new discoveries to heal future generations and bring medical discoveries to life.

Victorian Government reaffirms commitment to ACMD

Published on May 27, 2015

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visit St Vincent’s Hospital to reaffirm the State Government’s commitment to provide $60 million toward the $180 million Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD)



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