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The Brilliant Mind of Professor Hala Zreiqat

BIOTech Futures is all about innovation – and our founder Prof. Hala Zreiqat is proud to lead by example. Check out this article showcasing her innovation journey on The Brilliant.



Zreiqat from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney has created a world-first synthetic bone substitute, which has launched a new era in orthopaedics. Within two decades or less, the need for plates, screws, endless surgeries, and frantic searches for bone donors, may be over.

“It is not enough to simply stay with the same limited twentieth century technologies,” says Zreiqat. “We want to develop the material that mimics the structure and architecture of bone and to maximise its function for each individual.”