New medical technology cuts health risks
Curtin is working to cut health risks with Australia’s first Krumdieck Precision-Cut Tissue Slicer. Precision-cut tissue slicing is a technique that allows one piece of tissue to be turned into potentially hundreds of separate slices, which can then be individually tested.
This incredible technology will reduce the amount of donor tissue needed for clinical tests, and is being used by Dr Nina Tirnitz-Parker from Curtin’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and Professor John Olynk from the Curtin Health Innovation Institute, in research that aims to manipulate stem cells to regenerate the liver.
The technique will contribute to novel personalised medicine approaches in the future, help to eliminate trial and error inefficiencies and ultimately reduce the health risk and associated costs for patients.