Clinically-applied 3D printing
Metro North HHS, with the University of Queensland and research, industry and government partners, are partnering through the Herston Biofabrication Institute by co-locating engineering and medicine expertise to develop new medical devices and bioengineered constructs with a direct path to translation in clinical practice. It also creates new educational pathways for future engineers and clinicians, as well as upskilling opportunities for the current workforce around surgical engineering.
Located on 1,500 sqm within the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Herston Precinct, the Herston Biofabrication Institute brings together and promote open innovation and collaboration between clinicians, scientists, researchers, engineers, consumers and industry around grand challenges that will transform the surgical craft. We anticipate that within 10 years, biofabrication technologies will form a seamless part of the patient care pathway.
Medical Devices & Quality Assurance
Metro North Health is the sponsor and manufacturer of Class I medical devices in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations 2002.
In 2022, HBI manufactures the following devices for Queensland Health facilities:
- Surgery: patient-matched anatomical models for surgical planning.
- Cancer care: patient-matched radiation therapy bolus and brachytherapy models.
- Others: face shields and custom-made medical devices.
Contact our Biomedical Engineers: firstname.lastname@example.org