IBTec is a multi-disciplinary inter-faculty University research institute that sits between the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences (HE) at AUT. It is currently hosted by the DCT and administered by the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. IBTec comprises of academic and research staff from the School of Engineering (in DCT), the HE and several other collaborative universities, hospitals and medical industries.
IBTec research can be broadly classified into two portfolios: Fundamental Research and Applied Research, both of which focus on biomedical applications. IBTec’s Fundamental Research portfolio allows us to explore and publish new ideas of original biomedical research and development, primarily in the area of asthma prevention. We advance fundamental concepts, create knowledge and apply engineering expertise and knowledge to develop better therapy and diagnostic tools and devices. Its Applied Research portfolio provides the synergy for effective technology transfer to local industry and the sharing of research capabilities with industrial collaborators. Industrial research is one of our key strengths. For more than a decade, our contributions to the Auckland industrial community have been witnesed by the number of projects we have conducted on behalf of local companies and research collaborators, in particular in the area of biomedical devices.