Welcome to the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.  

More than 130 faculty members, from every faculty on campus, are actively engaged with the centre, working in collaboration to provide a resource of varying expertise.

Our mandate is to build healthy, active partnerships between centre researchers and corporate members through collaborative projects, mutual interest building, and networking events.

To learn more about partnerships, please email us

A Message from the Centre's Director

At the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, we have over 130 researchers working in areas as diverse as new pharmaceutical delivery systems, lab testing on technologies as small as a computer chip, better and lower cost imaging systems, and software solutions for healthcare.  Our researchers span all departments of the faculties of engineering and science, and includes researchers from other faculties as well. The common thread between researchers is a dedication to understanding how technology can work in conjunction with biology and people to make a better world.

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is focused on partnerships.  Success in this area requires strong partnerships between researchers, students, industry, healthcare and government. For this reason, the Centre welcomes members from these communities and encourages them to join the Centre and participate in our research.  We host industry focus days, seminars, workshops, student events, and help build the right teams to tackle the toughest problems.  Come join us, and work towards a better, healthier world through technology.

- Catherine Burns, Director, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology

  1. July 20, 2018Thomas Willett and Andrew Laing awarded Project Scheme operating grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to study mechanisms of bone fragility

    Thomas Willett (SYDE) and co-applicant Andrew Laing (Kinesiology) have been awarded $653,157 over four years from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to study potential mechanisms of bone fragility originating in the organic phase of bone.

  2. July 18, 2018Waterloo Researchers are Co-Applicants in NSERC CREATE Grant Led by Dr. Gregory De Crescenzo (École Polytechnique de Montréal)

    Dr. Gregory De Crescenzo from École Polytechnique de Montréal received a $1.65 million CREATE Grant. The proposal team consisted of experts from Polytechnique, McGill, University of Montreal, University of Quebec (INRS), and the University of Waterloo. From the University of Waterloo, CBB member's Marc Aucoin and Frank Gu were co-applicants on this proposal. 

  3. July 16, 2018CBB Executive Director, Catherine Burns, Awarded NSERC CREATE Grant

    $1.65 million will support launch of new biomedical technology graduate program.

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  1. July 24, 2018CBB Workshop Series

    July 24 Workshop: Applications of Biosensors and Biosignals (5:30pm - 8:30pm) 

    Get access to some of the latest biosensor and bio-signal hardware used in both, research and industry. Whether you are competing with a friend to control your brain waves through various brain-computer interfaces, trying on prosthetics developed by UW Students, or working through a phonomyographic circuit lab, we’ve got something for everyone

  2. July 30, 2018WIN-CBB Industry Seminar Series: Civil Engineering to Cell Therapy

    Civil Engineering to Cell Therapy: Applying Engineering Principles to Medical Product Development

    The first wave of successful implantable medical devices was successfully realized when physicians and engineers joined together to form cross-functional teams sharing medical, surgical, strength of materials, tribology and manufacturing methods.

  3. Sep. 12, 2018Pizza with the Profs

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