Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Peter Hunter's vision for a MedTech precinct aligns with innovation
1 July 2020
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is known globally for its excellence. Its director has a plan to grow it further.
A triumvirate of medals for the Auckland Bioengineering Institute
16 June 2020
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been recognised with three Vice-Chancellor Awards 2020; Distinguished Professors Peter Hunter and Thor Besier have been awarded Commercialisation Medals and Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara awarded one of three Research Excellence Medals for individual researchers.
Excellence awards reflect vital role research plays
11 June 2020
Research Excellence Award winners exemplify success in bringing ideas to life for the public good.
How AI is being used to lighten the load on painful knees
26 May 2020
Surgeons are using AI-driven software developed by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) to operate on the knees of young patients, and have shown that it could dramatically reduce the recovery time of patients receiving a high-tibial osteotomy.
ABI researchers to develop a more personalised approach to ventilator monitoring
25 May 2020
Ventilators save lives, but treating patients with mechanical ventilators is not without risk, a risk that Dr Haribalan Kumar, Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), plans to reduce with a technology that will allow for more precise and dynamic monitoring of lung function at the bedside of a patient being treated with a ventilator.
$1.35m to University researchers tackling health issues
14 May 2020
Researchers will investigate superbugs, safer ventilators and better stroke rehablitation.
Thousands of face shields designed by ABI researchers produced for healthcare workers around New Zealand
22 April 2020
Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and MedTech CoRE researchers have designed a re-usable face shield to help keep medical staff safe when they’re treating patients infected with Covid-19.
Faster recovery from cancer surgery
21 April 2020
A clever device invented here is reducing the recovery time for people who have had surgery for bowel cancer. This saves millions of dollars but more importantly patients are in much better shape to resume their lives.
Looking after the pet tropical fish online
8 April 2020
When a team of ABI researchers learned of the likelihood of the Stage 4 lockdown they needed to organise, among myriad things, a way to look after their pet fish.
Auckland bioengineer recognised as one of the world’s best
2 April 2020
Professor Martyn Nash, of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and Department of Engineering Science, has been inducted to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Lighting up the foyer of the ABI
16 March 2020
A interactive light installation created for the Ellen Melville Centre in Freyberg Place to celebrate the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival how now been installed on the ground floor of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI).
Stanford and MIT beckon for young health researchers
26 February 2020
An emerging expert on the nocebo effect and a promising young heart researcher have won prestigious scholarships, funded by entrepreneur Andrew Bagnall, to study at Stanford and MIT.