Impressive research is going toward perfecting additive manufacturing systems for the field of healthcare and surgery, but the 'Herston Biofabrication Institute' is set to be the first such facility to work directly with a hospital. The space -- which will be devoted to developing new technologies and systems for scanning, modelling, and printing cartilage, bone, and other human tissue -- will be built on the campus of Brisbane's Metro North Hospital.
The Herston Biofabrication Institute will take up two floors of the hospital. The technological side of the institute comes from the Queensland University of Technology, and those engineers and technicians will work closely with the medical professionals from the hospital.
Such a collaboration between the fields of technology and healthcare is a more efficient way to foster breakthroughs in 3D printing for medical purposes.