Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pour, Shake and Stir

How gold particles, DNA and water have the potential to shape the future of medicine 28 February, 2013 A diagnostic “cocktail” containing a single drop of blood, a dribble of water, and a dose of DNA powder with gold particles could mean rapid diagnosis and treatment of the world’s leading diseases in the near future…. Read more »

U of T Leads in National Science Awards

February 27, 2013 | Engineering University of Toronto researchers won or shared honours in six of eight prize categories in this year’s awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), presented Feb. 27 in Ottawa. Among them are U of T Engineering professors Warren Chan (IBBME), Paul Santerre (IBBME, Director) and… Read more »

Warren Chan, global leader in nanotechnology

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship recipient February 27, 2013 | Erin Vollick Warren Chan is a professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Bionanotechnology. Professor Chan works with quantum dots and nanoparticles—tiny particles that are helping researchers develop portable and cheaper… Read more »

Paul Santerre: making medical devices safer and better

Synergy Award for Innovation February 27, 2013 | Erin Vollick Professor Paul Santerre began his career at the University in 1993 in the Faculty of Dentistry and is a member of the Centre for Biomaterials, where he has conducted research into biomaterials – molecules and polymers designed to interact with biological systems – and their… Read more »

Engineering Professors Recognized with Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal

February 15, 2013 | Engineering By the end of this year, 60,000 Canadians will have received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contributions to Canada. The medal was established to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, and among this esteemed group of recipients are many… Read more »

IBBME Staff Changes – February 2013

February 12, 2013 IBBME announces a number of staff transitions this month. Sandy Walker, IBBME’s inestimable Director of Operations, will officially take up a new term position as Director for the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (FASE). Dayle Levine, who brings years of experience from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI),… Read more »

Game On!

Lego prosthetics the focus of intense competition at annual CUBE Biomedical Engineering Competition February 11, 2013 Daniel Jacobs, VP BMEC (CUBE) with Erin Vollick A foosball-playing prosthetic forearm prototype – fashioned only from pieces of Lego – was the challenge put forth to teams of competitors by the University of Toronto’s Club for Undergraduate Biomedical… Read more »

Can a Smart Phone Save Lives?

Self-care apps to ease the burden for those with chronic illnesses 7 February, 2013 Researchers at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation – funded jointly by the University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto – are dialing in solutions to do just that. The centre is developing intelligent smart phone health apps that… Read more »

Insception, largest cord blood bank in Canada, joins CCRM Consortium

Professor Peter Zandstra’s start-up steers towards regenerative medicine fast track 6 February, 2013 Stacey Johson Canada’s largest and most established stem cell bank is the newest member of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine’s (CCRM) industry consortium (IC). Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program is a FACT-accredited family cord blood bank. The company has extensive… Read more »