Surgical Trials Unit


The STU undertakes clinical and translational research related to surgical disease, and sits at the interface between our science programs and clinical practice. Located in Auckland City Hospital, it is part of the Auckland Academic Health Alliance, which brings the University of Auckland together with large public hospitals in the Auckland region. There are also strong links with New Zealand’s MedTech Centre of Research Excellence. The STU conducts local, national and international studies.

The studies and trials are both investigator initiated and company sponsored. Many of our studies are designed to test new diagnostic tools, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. They tend to be early stage, focused on first-in-human validation and proof of concept. In some cases they provide the necessary evidence to support commercialization.

Interested in doing a trial with us? Lets start the conversation – contact us.

Take your idea further!

Are you an investigator or company interested in conducting a surgical trial? Register your interest, let us help you validate your research through the Surgical Trials Unit.