The Centre for Biomedical Technologies aims to deliver better health in our lifetime, by improving how we treat complex medical cases stemming from injuries, infection and age-related issues.

Our research and development focuses on better patient treatments and quality of life into the future using regenerative approaches, robotics and artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing to expand surgical possibilities and reduce complications.

Mission and priorities

Fundamental Research

We conduct world-leading research in tissue engineering, biomechanics, medical imaging and medical robotics to make advances that will shape the future of healthcare.

Translational Research and New Technologies

We're developing manufacturing processes for medical devices to improve their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. We’re also partnering with industry to develop new technologies to make surgeries more straightforward and accurate.

Teaching and training

We're increasing capacity in biomedical technologies through targeted and multi-faculty training of students, post-doctoral researchers, academics, and industry.


We engage with communities to develop technologies that meet their needs.

Our research

Additive Biomanufacturing

Bringing together leading researchers, successful industry partners and end-users to develop the next generation of additive biomanufacturing technologies.

Joint Biomechanics

Transforming personalised surgical treatment of joints using state-of-the-art biomechanical techniques.

Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies

Facilitating research into tissue engineering and regenerative medicine that will lead to better patient outcomes through progressive new treatments for diseases.

Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling and Manufacturing

Quantitative 3D imaging and image analysis as a foundation for disruptive technological advances.

Research facilities

The centre is based in Brisbane with facilities located at QUT’s campuses at Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point, along with facilities at major hospital sites around Brisbane, giving our researchers and collaborators excellent opportunities for fundamental and translational research.

Our researchers have access to facilities such as:

Research news

21 July

Another world-first for Brisbane’s biomedical 3D printing interdisciplinary team

The world-first 3D printed chest reconstruction implant that has changed the life of a young medical student is the outcome of years of research by QUT Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher, an internationally recognised scientist who pioneered the use of patient-specific 3D printed scaffolds to repair bone and other tissue,  and his team.

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