We have heard and known the existence of electrospinner and 3D printer. There is significant progress and reform since its introduction several years ago. This technology has now generated diversified interests in medical engineering.
Two young and innovative students from the Polymeric Materials Research lab in Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering, IJN-UTM, Izzati Fatimah Abdul Wahab and Farah Nuruljannah Dahli are on the verge of starting medical-based research projects using this leading-edge technology.
Through our collaboration with Birooni Saintifik the lab will soon be equipped with a 3D bioprinter. The 3D bioprinter will support research initiatives of strategic importance to the development of research projects in the area of human tissue replacement and medical engineering.
Strategic partnership between researchers with private entities such as Birooni Saintifik by investing in cutting-edge research equipment will help scientist at IJN-UTM to be in the forefront of the medical engineering field in this country.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(UTM) in collaboration with Institute Jantung Negara(IJN) held an exhibition entitled “Pameran Hasil Projek Penyelidikan 2014”. The exhibition was held on 21stAugust 2015, from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering, Skudai, Johor.
The main objective of this exhibition is to show and share cutting-edge scientific research findings. Through the exhibition it is hope that the public will learn the significant contribution of our local scientists towards the development of science and technology and by extension to our community. Several researchers from UTM were present to give inspiring talk on various aspects of recent development in science to the public. Variety of interesting information and facts about bioscience and biotechnology were on display at the exhibition.
Among the invited guests is Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azhari Yacob, Chief Executive Officer of the National Heart Institute (IJN) and Professor Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), UTM.Two projects have been selected by IJN Foundation for further development. The projects that were selected include the “Pacemaker” and “Cardiovascular patch” projects. The strong support from institutions such as IJN helps to nurture young talents in science in our country. The exhibition on the hand contributes to our understanding of collaborative learning in science. It is our hope that more of such collaborative projects be conducted in the future.