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Our Research Services

We have the expertise, facilities and clinical links to provide world-class research services to researchers, clinicians and industry.

Pre-clinical research services

The Bionics Institute has extensive expertise and experience in a range of pre-clinical models and can provide diverse pre-clinical research services, including:

– Custom electrode development and stimulation strategies for optical and electrical stimulation

– Functional electrophysiology including chronic and acute recordings

– Pharmocokinetics

– Regenerative therapies

– Pre-clinical models of a range of conditions including inflammatory diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease), retinal degradation, diabetes, stroke, tinnitus and deafness

– Behavioural task training and neurological assessments

– Inner ear drug delivery techniques

– Pre-clinical cochlear implant models.

Our pre-clinical facilities include:

– Surgical facilities

– Extensive wet lab area (PC2, histology, tissue culture)

– Surgical microscopes

– Faraday booths

– Sound booth.

To enquire about these services, complete this form.

Histology

The Bionics Institute can provide histology services for research and regulatory purposes, including:

– Tissue processing

– Microtome sectioning and whole mount dissections

– Routine and special staining for light microscopy

– Immunofluorescence staining (IFC)

– Microscopic imaging

– Image analysis.

To enquire about these services, complete this form.

Specialised clinical testing facilities

Our clinical testing facilities include:

– Optical brain monitoring e.g. functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)

– Sound booths

– Audiometer

– Tympanometer

– Equipment for testing speech understanding

– 64-channel EEG measurement system

– Specialist psychophysics systems for acoustic hearing and cochlear implants.

To enquire about these services, complete the form.

Engineering and prototype manufacturing

We offer design, engineering and prototype manufacturing services encompassing systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, fabrication, pre-clinical and clinical testing.

To enquire about these services, complete the form.

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