The Bionics Institute provides contract research and engineering services, and is located in Melbourne’s internationally renowned medical contract research hub. Due to the scale, scope and multi-disciplinary approach required to achieve our goals, a high level of scientific, operational and commercial acumen across a number of academic, hospital and industry partners is required. We have the relationships, policies and right people to effectively manage a constant ‘innovation loop’ between researchers, clinicians, patient groups, and industry.

Our facilities include:  

Dedicated electrode fabrication laboratories

Prototyping engineering workshop

  • 3D printers
  • 3D scanners
  • Laser welder
  • CNC milling machine
  • Rolland milling machine

 Specialised preclinical laboratories

  • Faraday booths
  • Sound booth
  • Extensive wet lab area (PC2, histology, tissue culture)
  • Surgical microscopes
  • Zeiss axioscope fluorescent microscope
  • Microclimate chamber

 Specialised clinical testing facility

  • Sound booths
  • Audiometer
  • Tympanometer
  • Equipment for testing speech understanding
  • 64-channel EEG measurement system
  • 32-optode fNIRS imaging system
  • Specialist psychophysics systems for acoustic hearing and cochlear implants

Further information

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