State-wide scoping of Point of Care Manufacturing activities

Are you a Queensland Health professional working with Point of care manufacturing (PoCM) and interested in sharing your views on developing state-wide activities to support quality and safety of medical devices manufactured at the Point of care?

Please click the link below to take a short 10 min survey to participate in this scoping project.


Take the survey here

About the project

The Herston Biofabrication Institute in partnership with the Health Improvement Unit is undertaking a scoping project focussed on the mapping of 3D printing activities, capabilities, resources, enablers, and challenges across Queensland Health Hospital and Health Services.

Point of care manufacturing (PoCM) reliant on 3D modelling and 3D printing has well demonstrated benefits in the context of surgery, particularly with disciplines such as orthopaedics, maxillo-facial surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery or cardiac surgery. PoCM including the use of 3D technologies, to advance precision medicine is rapidly advancing in Australia and there is growing regulatory oversight that is proposed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This state-wide scoping of PoCM activities project outcomes will form a significant building block to enabling a networked and coordinated approach to PoCM that drives compliance with the new regulatory requirements and facilitate ubiquitous access to PoCM of medical devices throughout Queensland.

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This quality improvement project has received an ethics exemption from the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00172) under reference HREC/2023/MNHA/97344.

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