Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Strengthens Cancer Fighting Research with their new Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM
We’re pleased to announce that the new second-generation Phenom XL Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is installed in VectorLAB at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. The Phenom XL desktop SEM is being used to unlock key insights and facilitate the rapid, high-resolution analysis of microstructures of 3D printed biomaterials, to shorten the path between discovery and new cancer treatments.
“When patient implants fail, we sometimes don’t know why. The images provided by the Phenom will enable us to build bone replacement implants that fit the patient needs better and last longer”
VectorLAB at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Formed over a decade ago by A/Prof Natalka Suchowerska and Professor David McKenzie, VectorLAB is a collaborative research space that brings together scientists from Chris O’Brien Lifehouse comprehensive cancer hospital and The University of Sydney School of Physics to solve some of the most urgent problems in cancer. Researchers from the disciplines of medicine, physics, biology and chemistry work together to translate advances in science and technology to the practice of medicine. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is the largest cancer clinical trial centre in New South Wales, giving cancer patients access to some of the world’s newest lifesaving drugs and breakthroughs. Research and trials are carried out by the same clinicians who treat patients, shortening the path between discovery and new treatments.