Our researchers develop new micro and nano technologies to solve public health problems, and to keep Australia at the forefront of global advancement in medical technologies.
The Centre solves technical problems associated with the availability, accessibility and affordability of point-of-care diagnostics, drug delivery and advanced medical equipment.
Spiralling costs compounded by chronic underfunding and ageing populations have placed significant burdens on global healthcare, therefore requiring radical solutions, such as personalised medicine and advanced medical technology at lower costs and greater sophistication.
Integral to this framework is the Centre’s aim to improve the availability, accessibility, and affordability of point-of-care diagnostics, drug delivery platforms and biosensors, which could revolutionise public health by equipping medical practitioners, healthcare providers and aid workers with advanced tools for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of preventable diseases.
With our team of around 35 postgraduate students and post-doctoral staff, we are directing and resources and abilities to Australia’s most pressing problems, including development of portable handheld aerosol drug delivery devices for pulmonary gene delivery and vaccination.
We have working relationships with many domestic and international organisations dedicated to health.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer