IBBME Professor appointed Joint Scientific Director of new $36.6M research network in technology and aging

January 21, 2015 | RJ Taylor University of Toronto Professor Alex Mihailidis from the Institute for Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) has been appointed joint scientific director for Canada’s first national research network in technology and aging. Launched in December, AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) was… Read more »

U of T, Harvard collaborate on substance to repel blood clots and bacteria

Engineering a surface so slippery a gecko couldn’t climb it December 4, 2014 |Luke Ng & Sydney Goodfellow Engineering a surface that is so slippery even geckos can’t stick to it may sound like a fun science fair project. But new surface-coating technology developed by materials science and engineering professor Ben Hatton, together with colleagues… Read more »

Grand Challenges Canada funds IBBME team’s 1$ paper detection system for measles and rubella surveillance

While the Canadian government has recently pledged $500M to immunize children in the world’s poorest countries, rapid, inexpensive detection and surveillance systems for deadly diseases is crucial for countries that can’t afford to vaccinate their entire populations. It’s a challenge that University of Toronto researchers are meeting with an ingenious twist: a paper-based diagnostic system…. Read more »

Peter Zandstra named Interim Scientific Director, Ted Rogers Program in Translational Biology and Engineering

Peter Zandstra has been appointed to the role of Interim Scientific Director for the Ted Rogers Program in Translational Biology and Engineering, a component of the newly launched Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. The Translational Biology and Engineering Program is the University of Toronto arm of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, and… Read more »

Surgical navigation probe takes top prize in IBBME’s inaugural 2-minute video contest

The detailing of an ultrasonic surgical probe for spinal surgery navigation; transcription factories in cells; surgical simulation and robotics; blood perfusion tactics: it’s all just another day in the lab for students at IBBME – at least, according to the winning entries from IBBME’s inaugural two-minute video competition, From Bench to Screen. The contest, which… Read more »

Engineering a healthy heart: a closer look at the Rogers family $130-million gift

November 25, 2014 | RJ Taylor A new frontier in cardiac health care On November 20, the Rogers family donated an unprecedented $130 million to create the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR). The new Centre unites research expertise from the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University Health… Read more »

Historic $130 million gift to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

  Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in personalized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care to address heart failure across the lifespan. By Jonathan Leitch With the goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 percent over the next… Read more »

Graduate Tales: Fall 2014

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2014 graduates! From left to right: Padina Pezeshki, David Rees, Gillian Cook, Mario Kovacevic What are IBBME grads doing post-graduation?  Meet some of our newest alumni… Padina Pezeshki (PhD): Padina has already made a name for herself in some influential circles: Padina was a finalist in TedTalk’s 2012 talent… Read more »