Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation


IHBI building

Our purpose-built laboratories and work areas are designed to encourage collaboration and innovation. We also have rooms available to hire.

Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

Our Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) is designed to meet Australia's emerging needs in orthopaedic and artificial organ research, and provides a comprehensive suite of research and training facilities.

Translational Research Institute (TRI)

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is home to more than 100 IHBI members and focuses on the translation of research outcomes to clinical trials and practice. Biopharmaceuticals and treatments can be discovered, produced, clinically tested and manufactured in one location.

Herston Biofabrication Institute

We're partnering with Metro North Hospital and Health Service to advance biofabrication knowledge and technology.

Centre for Children's Health Research

The Centre for Children's Health Research, located at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, combines interdisciplinary research to provide better health care for children.

Herston Imaging Research Facility

Researchers at the Herston Imaging Research Facility use some of the world's best medical imaging equipment to improve patient diagnoses and treatments.

Cell Imaging Facility

Our Cell Imaging Facility houses a range of specialised microscopes and flow cytometers for use by researchers.

Molecular Diagnostics Facility

The Molecular Diagnostics Facility provides accredited diagnostic services for pharmacogenetic studies in clinical trials and research.

Research centres, programs and laboratories

We collaborate with hospitals, health researchers, clinical specialists and industry professionals around Australia and worldwide.


Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)

  • Level Q Block
    60 Musk Avenue
    Kelvin Grove
  • Postal address:
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001