Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

IHBI, Queensland University of Technology

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Inside a research operating theatre

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 http://www.qut.edu.au/research/research-projects/medical-engineering-research-facility

Key science sectors

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

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff

Address

Staib Rd, Chermside, Brisbane, 4032

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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