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Australian Research Institute dedicated to 3D printing patient organization

herston health precision in Australia announced that they would open a new biological manufacturing research institute in their own office. The Institute will occupy two floors and focus on imaging, modeling and manufacturing customized 3D printed patient tissue. Herston health precinct will cooperate with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Metro North Hospital and health service to complete this new 3D bioprinting laboratory suitable for rapid and convenient measurement of aluminum profile hardness

Australia has set up a research institute dedicated to 3D printing patient organization

it is understood that this marks the first time in Australia that a bioprinting laboratory shares a place with a high-level hospital

Australian Health Minister Cameron Dick said: "researchers, scientists, doctors and nurses will work together to print out the best implants for patients. In the future, this new bio Manufacturing Institute will always be ready to print out the required tissues for our hospitals." Dick also pointed out that the 3D bioprinting Institute will help promote Australia's progress in medical innovation and technology

in the next five years, the new bio Manufacturing Institute is expected to introduce funds of US $10million to US $15million per year. It will have many new technologies and a series of innovative equipment. Specifically, it will be equipped with the necessary tools for tissue engineering, clinical scanning, visualization, 3D modeling and 3D printing. What is more, it will also have educational space and innovation center. Herston health precinct expects the Institute to be completed and operational in 2017

the focus of this bio Manufacturing Institute will be to produce customized implantable tissues for different treatments. Mia woodruf, an associate professor from QUT's biological manufacturing and tissue morphology group, explained that they would print tissue with cells from the patient's body, so that the implant would be fully compatible with the patient's body

in other words, the focus of this laboratory is not the use of metal implants, but the development and promotion of 3D bioprinting technology and the use of biocompatible and biodegradable composite materials that are not only fundamentally transformed from the plastic granulator process, but will be used to manufacture implants. This research can improve the hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of PEEK material surface and the adhesion and proliferation of cells. The ultimate goal of the research institute is to print a complete organ in 3D

although this goal may take some time to achieve, the staff of the upcoming Institute of biological manufacturing are confident and believe that when technology and research keep up, they will have appropriate equipment to 3D print organs. Woodruff commented: "we can't print an organ in 3D tomorrow, but we can bring together researchers, clinicians, patients, engineers, intelligence and industry partners to develop new technologies for us. These new technologies will be applied to clinical practice. On this basis, we will print organs in the future."

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