This project aims to develop bioprinting systems that will provide new insights into fundamental biological processes. The 3D Additive Bio-Fabrication Facility – Printing Bioprinters capability will use 3D polymer and metal additive manufacturing technologies to create the next generation of bioprinting methodologies and 3D fabrication tools.

It is the aim that these customised additive manufacturing systems will be used to produce structures wherein living cells are spatially organised in combination with appropriate biomaterials and bioactive components, such as drugs or growth factors, in order to influence subsequent biological behaviour.

Funding body

Australian Research Council

Scheme name

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Years funded


Lead institution

University of Wollongong

Partner institutions

Deakin University; University of Melbourne; Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District; St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; SA Health