A sample of projects carried out in close collaboration with the industry.
Porosity to improve craniofacial surgical implants
The potential of miniature implants to deliver controlled doses of medicine over many months is expected to revolutionise health care and improve treatment.
Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype
Professor Anthony Burkitt and his team in Bionic Vision Australia have turned their attention to the challenge of a bionic eye that can translate information from a camera into electrical signals the optic nerve can read.
Mathematical refinements to sharpen radiation scanning systems
Australian company Southern Innovation’s patented technology was evolved from a university project designed to detect legacy landmines in war torn countries, and is now being applied in applications as diverse as cancer detection and luggage scanning.
Intelligent controller to optimise robotic-aided stroke rehabilitation
The next generation of a robotic aid to help patients regain movement after a stroke is nearing completion as a result of an internationally collaborative initiative involving researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease
Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.
Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes
Tackling the life-threatening clumping of human proteins that can trigger type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. A research collaboration with CSL Limited.
New joint design unlocks improvements for jaw repairs
A collaboration resulting in the world’s first customisable design for a prosthetic jaw joint that offers greater movement of the jaw, improved facial balance and improved medical outcomes. A research collaboration with OMX Solutions.
Polymer implants provide next-generation medical treatments
Making polymer-based skull implants more bone-like to improve outcomes for patients requiring cranial injuries repaired. A research collaboration with PolyActiva.
Regeneration chamber provides space for natural tissue regrowth
Biomolecular engineers are developing new techniques to help patients recovering from breast cancer regenerate their own tissue after surgery, to improve their long-term recovery.