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.


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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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