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BTM Vascular Team progresses to Round 2 of the Bionics Queensland Challenge

Congratulations to PhD Students Trent Brooks-Richards, Sabrina Schoenborn, Cody Fell and postdoc Dr Mark Allenby for progressing to the final round of the Bionics Queensland Challenge. They successfully pitched their idea to a panel of bionics experts on ’tissue-engineered vascular grafts to revolutionise healthcare via autobionics’ and…

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Naomi Paxton completes her Final Seminar

PhD Student Naomi Paxton has successfully passed her PhD internal examination milestone by completing her final seminar. Naomi’s panel included A/Prof Travis Klein, A/Prof Tim Dargaville, Dr Ted Pickering and supervisors Prof Mia Woodruff and Dr Mark Allenby. Naomi presented her PhD research in collaboration with Anatomics, titled…

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Celebrating Mia's Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Professor Mia Woodruff! The BTM team celebrated Mia’s 40th birthday with pizza and drinks by the river. What a #biofabulous bunch!

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Breaking Literature Review on N95 Respiratory Masks for COVID-19

The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent collapse of the global supply chain has led to an acute worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. In response, many groups around the world are seeking to develop novel solutions to ensure local supply. N95/P2 respiratory masks are one of the critical…

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Visiting the ARC-ACES team @ University of Wollongong

Mark, Sean, Maureen, and Renee spent valentine’s day visiting the ARC-ACES team and facilities led by Prof Gordon Wallace at University of Wollongong. They discussed imaging, modelling, and printing challenges and opportunities for prosthetic ear biofabrication with Dr Payal Makherjee (ENT surgeon), Sophie Flemming (prostheticist), Dr…

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Tour of the UQ Makerspace

The team have a great morning touring the UQ Makerspace.  Thank you to the UQ Innovate team Vince Kelly, Malcolm Marker, Sam Grieve and Robert Holler for hosting us.

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Biofabrication Opportunities & Collaborations Seminar

On Tuesday 21 January, Prof Mia Woodruff showcased the soon-to-open Herston Biofabrication Institute and her team presented their current projects at our Biofabrication Opportunities & Collaborations Seminar at UQ.  Thank you UQ for hosting us!  

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Bionics QLD – Challenge 2020

Dr Robyn Stokes CEO, Bionics QLD, recently presented to the team on the Bionics Queensland Challenge 2020 – Australia’s first ever Bionics challenge.

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Collaborations – Neonatology Women’s and Newborn Services

Today the team visited the Neonatology Women’s and Newborn Services team at the RBWH to see how we can collaborate at the Herston Biofabrication Institute to help make better fitting breathing apparatus for neonatal babies using scan, model and print.

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Merry Christmas from the BTM Team!

Merry Christmas from the BTM Team. Looking forward to working together in 2020.

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Welcome Tessa van Daalen

Tessa van Daalen recently joined the team from the Netherlands and is part of the Biofabrication Masters program. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences in Amsterdam, with an interesting research internship in Barcelona where she focused on revealing pathways involved in cancer cachexia development. Taking a break from…

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AMP Amplify Ignite competition for 2019

Recently Naomi Paxton, PhD Student participated in the AMP Amplify Ignite Competition, where 16 PhD students pitched their game-changing research in only 150 seconds.   Ignite was first launched ten years ago, to help foster Australian innovation and entrepreneurialism, and bridge the gap between academia and corporate businesses.

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