Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

Queensland University of Technology

MERF is the first facility to support the full cycle of basic biomaterial and medical device research from pre-clinical studies to training. 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 at the one location. MERF’s clients include all of the major multinational orthopaedic, surgical and medical device companies.

Website
https://www.qut.edu.au/research/why-qut/infrastructure/medical-engineering-research-facility
Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff

Address

Staib Rd, Chermside, Brisbane QLD 4032

Strengths and capabilities

  • Pre-clinical testing
  • Surgical Training
  • Mechanical Testing

Facilities and major equipment

  • Physical Containment Class 2 (PC2) Small Animal Holding
  • Physical Containment Class 2 (PC2) laboratory
  • Mechanical Testing Laboratory
  • Surgical Training Laboratory
  • Biological Research Facility
  • Large Animals
  • Medical Imaging Facilities

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