Auckland Bioengineering Institute
The stomach is a complex organ that moves in often mysterious ways
17 December 2021
At first glance the stomach might appear as a simple extendable muscular bag, but it has many sophisticated divisions of labour and functions that continue to puzzle researchers, writes Associate Professor Du Peng.
Getting to the guts of the electricity in our gut
1 December 2021
If cardiac pacemakers can correct abnormal heart rhythms through the application of electricity, could a similar technology be used to understand and potentially correct abnormal rhythms in the gut?
Needle-free anaesthetic for skin graft surgery
30 November 2021
Dr James McKeage, Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), is exploring how needle-free jet injection could be used for local anaesthetic before skin graft surgery and he has recently received SfTI (Science for Technological Innovation) Seed Project funding to do so.
Technology that allows for needle-free glucose monitoring
9 November 2021
A needle-free technology that would allow people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels without having to stick a needle into their fingertips, has been bought closer to reality by researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI).
Ones to watch: meet Auckland's 40 Under 40
8 November 2021
They are the trailblazers, innovators and bright young professionals who are changing the status quo. The University of Auckland’s 40 Under 40 list for 2021 provides a glimpse into New Zealand’s rising stars and leaders.
Auckland Bioengineering Institute: a few milestones from its 20 years
3 November 2021
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute turned 20 this year and was meant to put on a public showcase. That's now down for 2022 but there's still plenty to write home about.
Investment in MedTech to translate science to real life
26 October 2021
The Government is investing $8.1 million over three years in Te Tītoki Mataora, the MedTech Research Translator, co-led by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) to develop new technologies that could transform healthcare.
Targeting the right atrium, to fix our irregularly beating hearts
1 October 2021
A team of researchers at the University of Auckland is advancing the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) by using computational modelling and artificial intelligence to target the right atrium, the chamber of the heart which has been neglected in heart research.
Creating a Digital 'Mini Me'
28 September 2021
Bioengineer Dr Julie Choisne has been awarded an Aotearoa Fellowship for research aimed at developing what she calls a “Digi Mini Me” – a computational model of the physiology of a child.
Using technologies of the future to piece together the past
20 September 2021
A world-leading project to analyse thousands of Māori stone artefacts has been funded at the University of Auckland.
E whakatinana ana a ABI i ngā mātāpono kaupapa Māori ki te whakaahu i te rangahau
13 September 2021
I whakatūria e te Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) he Komiti Whakaahu Māori hou, i whakaritea ki te hanga kaupapa hei tautoko i te whakaahutanga o te Māori i ABI, me te akiaki me te whakarite i te whakaurunga o ngā pūkenga pūhanga koiora ki te Māori hei wāhanga o ā rātou rangahau.
Bioengineers receive MBIE funding to develop ‘electroceutical’ to treat heart disease
10 September 2021
Researchers at the ABI have been awarded over $1 million by MBIE’s Endeavour Fund to develop an implantable medical device that activates nerves to treat heart disease.