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Professor Gordon Wallace of the University of Wollongong delivers a lecture entitled ‘3D Printing and Healthcare: Progress through Collaboration’

On 18 September, the Australian – Irish scientific community celebrated ground breaking advances in medical science and healthcare delivery by researchers from the University of Wollongong in New South Wales and Dublin City University, at the Australian Embassy.

In his presentation entitled ‘3D Printing and Healthcare: Progress through Collaboration’, Professor Gordon Wallace (Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong), spoke of advances in electromaterial science in medicine and the development of artificial organs using 3D printing technology that are changing the way medical professionals deliver healthcare. He said "developments in 3D printing have enabled unprecedented advances in these areas. Getting manufacturing back into the materials research lab has enabled integration of advanced materials into practically useful devices".

According to Professor Dermot Diamond of the Dublin City University’s National Centre for Sensor Research, “solving global societal challenges requires global partnerships that bring together networks of highly motivated researchers and state of the art facilities. The NCSR and ACES centres will continue to strengthen their highly effective collaborative links, involving a network of partnerships across Europe, Australia and the USA.”

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Professor Dermot Diamond, Director of the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) at Dublin City University (DCU)