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News about the CReaTE research group

Campus doors opened to science-keen secondary students

Christchurch's DARE event ready to open

Friday, 21 June 2019

“Discover, Achieve, Research and Engage” was the challenge issued to over 200 secondary school students visiting our campus yesterday, who were dared to imagine a future career in health sciences.

Otago’s emerging researchers secure more than $1.7 million in HRC funding

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.

Heartened by Explorer Grant win

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Monday, 8 April 2019

$150k support from the Health Research Council of New Zealand enables Otago researcher to explore an innovative synthetic stem cell treatment for cardiovascular disease.

Hip, hip hooray for clever Otago bioengineering scientists

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

‘Hip, hip, hooray for clever Otago bioengineering scientists’; the Otago Daily Times profiles Dr Khoon Lim’s research and reports on his prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship award, amounting to NZ$487,549.

Bioresin helps print biological tissue

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Physics World magazine summarises innovations in tissue construction recently published by the University of Otago’s CReaTE research group and its collaborators at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Future of orthopaedic surgery is 3D bioprinting

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Monday, 11 December 2017

The Press reporter Will Harvie writes about the future of orthopaedic surgery and 3D bioprinting. He interviews Associate Professor Tim Woodfield of the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group at the University of Otago's Christchurch campus.

Opportunity to learn about 3D printing with local expert

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Associate Professor Tim Woodfield has developed a 3-day introductory 3D Printing in Medicine course for the local medical community. It will run November 20 to 22 in Christchurch and include talks by international and national experts.

3D printing used to heal broken bones

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Star article of 18 September 2017 about how University of Otago researchers in the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group explore 3D printing as a technology to help heal broken bones.

3D printing cancer tumours

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

An innovative cancer research technique from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group was featured on TVNZ's 1News last night.