Thursday 4 July 2019 1:45pm
Dr Gabriella Lindberg receiving her CMDT emerging researcher award.
Winner of the 2019 Consortium for Medical Device Technologies’ (CMDT) researcher award is our very own Dr Gabriella Lindberg.
Each year the CMDT hosts the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) conference, and offers students and early career researchers an opportunity to pitch their research in front of their peers and convince them that it’s exciting, cutting edge, and has important implications for healthcare in the world of medical technologies.
Lindberg impressed the judging panel with her abstract and oral presentation, “Chondo-instructive hydrogels for high-throughput 3D-biofabrication”.
She and her research colleagues are developing special biocompatible inks used in 3D-printing to engineer biological tissues. They’ve found a way for these hydrogels to instruct the behaviour of precursor bone and cartilage cells.
And the team is also pioneering a powerful 3D bioassembly approach for making anatomically-shaped and mechanically strong 3D scaffolds into which biological tissue can be encouraged to grow.
Lindberg works out of the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group, and travelled to Auckland for the conference with a group of CReaTE colleagues.