Initially MIME’s research program will build on existing collaborative projects between Engineering and the Faculty of  Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. As the Institute matures other themes  will be added, for example, in the area of musculoskeletal research.

The broad research themes identified all  have critical mass currently and are supported by existing collaborative  research projects. The 3 themes are:

  1. Neuroscience and Vision
  2. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  3. Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine

These clinically focussed research themes are supported by deep expertise  across a range of disciplines, including:

  • advanced materials, material characterisation and nanotechnology,
  • sensors, bionics, and robotics
  • biomechanics and fluid dynamics
  • microfluidics and nanofabrication
  • additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and tissue engineering,
  • imaging, visualisation and simulation,
  • data mining, bioinformatics, modelling and decision support,
  • telemedicine and eHealth,
  • neuroscience, microbiology, pharmacology and stem cell science.

Our outputs include  medical devices, diagnostic devices, imaging technologies, therapeutics and  drug delivery systems, regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies such as  bioreactors and drug screening, digital health technologies, surgical robotics,  and clinical tools.