Designing a world-class manufacturing facility

Our lab manager Kylie O’Neill played an integral part in designing the Neo-Bionica lab facilities – the first and only facility in Australia with the bioengineering expertise and technology to create first-in-human prototypes for clinical trials.  Kylie and a dedicated team of Bionics Institute staff custom designed many of the purpose-built spaces of the lab, with workstations designed […]

Internationally recognised CEO and Chair appointed

Neo-Bionica, a joint venture between Bionics Institute and The University of Melbourne, is pleased to announce the appointment of two extremely well credentialled individuals to lead our journey. Dr Ludovic Labat has been appointed as CEO and Lusia Guthrie has been appointed Chair of the Board.  A world leading centre for medical development and manufacture, Neo-Bionica is the first and only […]

Neo-Bionica opening sees new era in medical device development

The opening of new manufacturing facility Neo-Bionica on 28 September 2021 sees the beginning of a new era in medical device development capability in Victoria.  The first facility in Australia with the bioengineering expertise and technology needed to create medical devices for clinical trials, Neo-Bionica was officially opened by The Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Innovation, Medical […]

Reducing inflammation in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

In collaboration with specialists from Austin Health and the University of Melbourne, researchers at the Bionics Institute have developed a vagus nerve stimulation device, which will soon go into clinical trials to reduce inflammation in Crohn’s disease.

What’s the connection between jewellery and electrodes?

It takes unexpected skills to turn medical device research into reality. The highly specialised electro-fabrication team are based at our new prototype manufacturing facility, Neo-Bionica. It houses purpose-built cleanrooms for custom, high-quality medical device development.  What are electrodes for?  Neo-Bionica Manager of Electrode Fabrication Ross Thomas says that electrodes are a key element of medical […]