unsw facilities soon to bring together researchers & clinicians

IASB.PNGUNSW will open state-of-the-art facilities within the Integrated Acute Services Building (IASB) in the coming months.
Facilities within the IASB will align with work happening at the hospital, maximising the benefits of co-location to improve health outcomes for our community.

The ground floor will house a Clinical Research Innovation Facility (CRIF) and be home to outpatient research, a range of clinics including a pilot dementia care program, and multidisciplinary team space.

Across from the hospital’s future first floor operating theatres, IASB space will prioritise medical technology ideation, bio-printing, clinical prototyping and testing laboratories.

On the second floor and near the hospital’s Central Sterilizing Services Department, UNSW will have space for clinical prototyping, including co-design for implants, prosthetics, orthotics, devices, surgical robotics and computational modelling.
This level will also include a sample preparation facility for specimen reception and distribution, molecular processing, and short-term cryo storage.

The ASB’s intensive care unit and medical assessment unit on level three will link to UNSW’s data visualisation spaces, and boast co-working zones for data interfacing with hospital medical assessment unit.

To maximise links with the hospital’s haematology, oncology and sub-acute aged care units on level four, a laboratory is planned. It will have shared services for clinical research as well as a haematology translational research space and high-end analytics lab for cell therapy and clinical trials for haematology and oncology patients.

On levels five through seven, UNSW will have dedicated clinical education and translational research zones to encourage collaboration and learning. These spaces correspond to the hospital’s aged care and orthogeriatric, surgery, respiratory and spinal inpatient units.

Across from the hospital’s neurosciences unit on level eight, UNSW will have additional clinical education and research space as well as another translational research laboratory.

Spaces within the UNSW Integrated Acute Services Building are due to open from mid-year.


Published May 2024