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Recent visit to Griffith University

Our BionicsQld team recently had a great time visiting Griffith University. Thank you so much to Technical Manager Derek Smith for showing us the amazing printing capabilities at ADaPT! #Biofabrication #AdditiveManufacturing

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RECRUITING: VRES, Honours, PhD Projects in Biofabrication

UPDATE: Applications for Summer 2020-21 VRES and PhD students commencing in 2021 have now closed. Projects for 2021 QUT Final Year Engineering students will be advertised shortly. Please get in touch if you are interested! The BTM team is now recruiting high achieving undergraduate and graduating students interested in medical…

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Congratulations Naomi – Advance Queensland Fellowship Awarded

Congratulations to Naomi Paxton for being awarded an Advance Queensland Fellowship. Naomi will be using our 3D scan, model and print technology to develop better-fitting facemasks for QLD clinicians – a fantastic partnership with 3D Systems, CSIRO & Metro North Hospital and Health Services.

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Winners are grinners!!

Congratulations to Mark, Trent, Sabrina and Cody on winning the Bionics Queensland Grand Challenge 2020 – Challenge 1 Bionic Mobility. We are so proud of you!! The prize will help advance research into personalised regenerative medical devices for patients with vascular disease. Thank you, Bionics Queensland, Advance Queensland and the…

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Congratulations to Renee Nightingale

Congratulations to Renee Nightingale for being awarded the mid-year PhD scholarship from the QUT Centre for Biomedical Technologies. We look forward to kicking some more biofabulous goals! 

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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!