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The Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine at the University of Otago conducts cutting-edge research. It also gives postgraduate students and industry the opportunity to conduct bioengineering and nanomedicine research with world-class scientists.

The Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine:

leverages the University of Otago’s strengths in the biological and medical health/agricultural fields with outside groups - to translate basic science to improved health outcomes

has strong links with the University of Canterbury, Canterbury District Health Board and industry

has been recognised for its significant contribution to bioengineering research, through supporting existing partnerships and fostering new collaboration with research groups and industry.

“Our vision is to be an interdisciplinary, pure and applied research-led Centre with an international reputation for excellence. We work to improve clinical outcomes and to translate research into products and services.”



Dunedin Campus

The Centre’s research flagship on the Dunedin Campus focuses on Engineered Therapeutics for agricultural and human applications which is underpinned by research in the area of Materials and Devices. We have sound experience in multifaceted applied and pure research and commercial sector partnerships.


Christchurch Campus

The Christchurch hub has a focus on medical imaging, tissue engineering, and medical computing. These research themes are supported by close links to the University of Canterbury to power the underlying technology research while the center develops and confirms medical applications of the technology.


Wellington campus

The Wellington hub of the Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine has a strong clinical interest in physiological monitoring. The team is developing complex physiological models and seeking good engineering and computing students to explore the possibilities.