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Advanced Biofabrication Centre: Accelerating Discoveries Together

Completed: 2016

The ACMD-Advanced Biofabrication Centre is the first hospital based multidisciplinary centre in Australia designed to improve the health outcomes for Australians. Researchers and clinicians will work alongside each other with a vision to replace lost or damaged joints and limbs through tumour, trauma or degeneration. The project has assembled a coalition of biologists, material science experts, biomedical engineers, and robotic experts to drive medical innovation and become an Australian leader in this fast growing industry of bionics research. Researchers will build biological structures such as organs, bones, brain, muscle, nerves and glands: almost anything that requires repair through disease and physical trauma.

At St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne the 3D Bioprinting revolution has been established within the Advanced Biofabrication Centre – which is a precursor to the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD).

We are particularly excited to have been awarded the next stage of the ACMD development as a partner of Denton Corker Marshall Architects, the principal consultant to the next stage of this incredible venture.

Key Design Features:

  • As a point of note, The ACMD-ABC is in fact one of our best laboratory design examples – in that after more than 20 years of trying to establish a “non-territorial” laboratory the ACMD finally achieved this via effective User Group Management by the ACMD designated leadership, that was supported by their stakeholders together with L2D.
  • A place to encourage the various stakeholders to leave their “home base” for an exciting interactive engagement with likeminded people with a shared goal.
  • Moving through the collaborative activities that engender communication, and showcasing the extraordinary activities that science that is undertaken here.
  • On the journey through the ACMD, the science is displayed, as well as recent key discoveries and achievements for human health, and purposefully encourage philanthropy for better health outcomes by displaying tangible and easily recognised medical advances that the viewer will identify and appreciate.