ACMD Innovation Space
Designing spaces for medical research innovation
by Dr Kirsten Day
Planned for 2016, and in collaboration with the Centre for Design Innovation, the ACMD Advanced Biofabrication facility will be built at St Vincent’s Hospital. This facility will be the prototype for the larger ACMD project replacing the existing Aitkenhead Wing at the hospital.
Typically, much scientific research is undertaken in silo environments. The purpose of the ACMD Advanced Biofabrication Facility is to bring together scientists and clinicians to meet and create innovative solutions to human disease.
Drawing on world’s best practice in other disciplines, and integrating the user experience requirements through design innovation research, this research project examines in fine detail opportunities for diverse, and typically isolated methods of practice to successfully work both individually and jointly in one space. These include 3D printing, bioprinting, mechanobiology, and nanomaterials.
The Biofabrication facility includes an innovation studio where academic and industry partners will create the future of medicine.