News & Events

  • 13 June 2017
The Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCPT) bridges the gap between the development of medical devices and their commercialisation. Tegan Cheng, manager of the EPIC 3D Orthopaedic Lab,   was selected to join this 12 week course where ground breaking meditech innovations are accelerated. Cicada Innovations, Australia’s only ‘super incubator’ delivers the program in c...
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  • 07 April 2017
High performing Science undergraduates have begun working on projects in the Westmead precinct  as part of the prestigious Talented Students Program, an initiative of the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.  Students will work on projects at the Kids' Research Institute (KRI), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSL...
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  • 18 January 2016
The EPIC lab
3D design and printing is being used develop to  novel implants for children with lower limb deformities in a new lab opened by the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner. The lab, EPIC 3D, (Engineering and Prototyping of Implants for Children) is headed by Prof David Little, world renowned surgeon, researcher and educator in children’s orthopaedics. Six devices are in varying...
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Tiana's Story
Tiana’s diagnosis of the congenital disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) always made her vulnerable to breaking a bone – but when she fell off a beam at preschool and broke her leg, no-one could have anticipated her long journey to recovery. One of the characteristics of NF1 is that broken bones just won’t heal:  the disease prevents the cells from releasing the agents they need to gro...
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