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 orthopaedics, urology, vascular surgery, burns, and cancer care.
Combining medical, healthcare and engineering disciplines, Herston Biofabrication Institute is partnered with The University of Queensland, as well as Metro North Hospital and Health Service partners including:
- Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI)
- Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS)
- Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF)
- Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS)
- Queensland Skin Culture Centre (QSCC)
- Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)
- Queensland Tissue Bank and Queensland Bone Bank.