Professor Sally McArthur’s bioengineering team have begun to create lifelike skin tissue to further studies on innovations such as smart bandages. In future, a bandage could attract and trap bacteria in its polymer mesh, trigger drug delivery in response to infection, or colour-map a wound. Humans have always been the best study subjects for these … Continue reading Swinburne researchers develop skin tissue to advance bandage technology
The Federal Government is providing $4.1 million to support a new research training centre in Victoria to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications for medical technologies and expert training. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies was launched this week at The University of Melbourne. Funded with $4.1 million from … Continue reading New medical technologies research centre set up in Victoria
A BioPen that uses special ink to “colour in” and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million. Professor Gerard Sutton and his team from the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute have developed a corneal pen, known as the … Continue reading 3D printing pen that corrects eye injuries receives commercialisation grant
Joint Research Centres announced last week in a media statement that Australian researchers collaborating with Chinese partners on industry-based projects can apply for funding under the third round of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) The statement mentioned that this round of funding will support up to six new ACSRF – Joint Research Centres … Continue reading Australia, China share research and innovation
The Medical Technology Association (MTAA) is calling on the Government to develop a national strategy which will enable the manufacturing of medical technologies to reach its full potential.