A biofabrication institute will image, model and manufacture 3D patient-specific tissues under the one roof, it was announced at Herston on Monday.
Two floors at the Herston Health Precinct would be converted into a space where researchers, engineers, doctors, nurses and scientists could collaborate on how 3D tissues could improve a patient’s quality of life, in a partnership between QUT and Metro North Hospital and Health Service partnership.
Minister for Health Cameron Dick said biofabrication was a field that brought together medicine, science, engineering and in some ways science fiction to find solutions to problems by manufacturing individual tissue to replace or patch broken bones or cartilage.
“It will be the first time a biomanufacturing institute will be co-located with a high-level hospital,” he said.
“Researchers, scientists, nurses and doctors will all be working together to deliver the best outcome for patients.
“Our vision for healthcare is that the biofabrication institute will pave the way for 3D printers to sit in operating …