IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Diagnostics and therapeutics

Research focus

  • Biomaterials research
  • Development of skin-interfaced medical devices (intravenous lines, catheters, robotics, bone-anchored hearing aids) with a view to manufacturing these devices in the Illawarra
  • Collaborating with Wollongong Hospital to develop medical devices to improve the care of patients in the Illawarra
Research project

2019 – 2020: The development of 3D printed skin-bound percutaneous medical devices

Publications and funding

  • Australasian Biotechnology. 2017 Apr. Cap-scaffolds tackle enduring medical problem. Stynes, G.
  • J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016 Mar 10. Toward a skin-material interface with vacuum-integrated capped macroporous scaffolds. Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K., Morrison, W.A., Page, R.S., Kirkland, M.A.
  • Aust Vet J. 2016 Mar 30. Rigid removable cover for dorsal wound protection and tube fixation in pigs. Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K., Morrison, W.A., Page, R.S., Kirkland, M.A.
  • Plasma Processes and Polymers. 2017 Feb 7. Collagen immunoassay as a method to optimise surface functionalisation. Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K., Morrison, W.A., Kirkland, M.A.
  • J Biomed Mater Res A. 2017 Feb 24. Surface-bound collagen 4 is significantly more stable than collagen 1. Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K., Morrison, W.A., Page, R.S., Kirkland, M.A.
  • J Biomed Mater Res A. 2017 Mar 10. Thiol surface functionalisation via continuous phase plasma polymerisation of ally/ mercaptan, with subsequent maleimide-linked conjugation of collagen. Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K., Gengenbach, T.R., Morrison, W.A., Kirkland, M.A.
  • ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2010 Sep. Laboratory research facilities and hospitals: an anachronism in 21st century Australia? Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K.
  • ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2008 Aug 10. Tissue compatibility of biomaterials: benefits and problems of skin biointegration.  Stynes, G., Kiroff, G.K., Morrison, W.A., Kirkland, M.A.