Global medical technology group Stryker has established its first Australian research and development (R&D) facility at the Herston Health Precinct, thanks to Queensland Government support.
Stryker has partnered with The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology to bring together the world’s best researchers to develop and translate novel medical research.
The R&D lab will focus on advance research into data science, robotics, disease and infection control and advanced manufacturing research to explore the creation of customised bone implants for bone cancer patients.
These implants are designed and fabricated to a patient’s unique individual geometric bone defect, offering a clinically superior alternative to mass-produced implants.
The project is expected to create jobs for more than 32 highly skilled professionals over five years.