Centre for Urology Research (CUR)

Bond University

The Centre undertakes physiological and pharmacological studies of the lower urinary tract with the aim of developing new treatments, or enhancing current treatments, for overactive bladder, prostate and bladder cancer, stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, interstitial cystitis and erectile dysfunction. The studies are performed in collaboration with scientists at other universities both in Australia and abroad and with clinical colleagues at local hospitals and radiotherapy facilities. A wide variety of techniques are employed in the laboratories including computer modelling, biochemical assays, cell cultures, in vitro functional experiments including afferent nerve recording, through to in vivo voiding pattern analysis, while translation of our findings is being investigated in retrospective patient studies.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, 14 University Drive, Gold Coast QLD 4229

Strengths and capabilities

  • Afferent nerve recording
  • Cell culture
  • Assays of cell mediators (ATP, Ach, PGE2)
  • In vitro functional testing
  • Radiotherapy

Facilities and major equipment

  • PC2 laboratory
  • Radioligand binding laboratory
  • Afferent nerve recording facility
  • Cell and tissue culture facilities
  • Mechanical cell stretch (Flexcell) facility
  • In vitro isolated tissue laboratory

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