About us2023-10-12T12:11:11+10:00

About us

Based at Metro North Health, Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI) is the first institute of its kind – advancing knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, 3D modelling and 3D printing of medical devices, bone, cartilage and human tissue.

Opened in 2020, the Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together clinicians, academics, industry and consumers in its 1,500-sqm, state of the art facility.

Herston Biofabrication Institute will continue to transform how healthcare is provided by developing innovative and automated treatments as well as new interdisciplinary approaches to education and training for clinicians, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

Additionally, in line with the Advance Queensland agenda, HBI will continue growing Queensland’s economy and scientific footprint, expanding advanced manufacturing and attracting industry engagement and research. The Institute’s research focuses on a range of clinical programs with direct translation to our patients (please refer to the Programs tab for full details).

Combining medical, healthcare and engineering disciplines, Herston Biofabrication Institute, Metro North Health is partnered with The University of Queensland, as well as Metro North Health partners including:

  • Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS)
  • Queensland Skin Culture Centre (QSCC)
  • Queensland Tissue Bank and Queensland Bone Bank.
  • Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF)
  • Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS)
  • Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI)
  • Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF).

Metro North Health, Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI)

Level 12, Block 7 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital HERSTON QLD 4029

For General Requests: hbi@health.qld.gov.au

For Clinical Trials:  hbiclinicaltrials@health.qld.gov.au

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