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. Oct. 31, 2019Canadian Haptics Interdisciplinary Community Initiative Fall Workshop
    Haptics Canada inaugural meeting

  2. Oct. 30, 2019Advancing Healthcare through Innovative Technology
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    Advancing healthcare through innovative technology

    Medical devices can be used to diagnose or prevent disease, they can improve a patient’s quality of life and they often save lives. Devices such as pacemakers have been around since the late 1950s, but advancements in med-tech have come a long way since then. As research expands and technology advances, a multitude of medical devices are being developed and prepared for market.

  3. Oct. 7, 2019CBB members Jennifer Boger and Mathieu Doucet design new framework that aims to avoid unintentional consequences of technology

    We have an intimate relationship with technology. It is infused in our daily life, from our home and car to our finances and health care. As we welcome new technologies into our most personal spaces, there is a growing recognition that design-based thinking needs to consider ethics and the users it serves.

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  1. Nov. 15, 2019Health Canada Regulatory Insights Workshop
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    Gain insights into the Health Canada certification process for biomedical technologies and network with companies and Waterloo researchers to support paths to certification.

  2. Nov. 21, 2019UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop Series Fall 2019
    IP Series

    Fall 2019 Series Information:

    • Thursday September 26 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP 101 and Commercialization 
    • Thursday  October 17 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP Case Study
    • Thursday  November 21 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Copyright and Software
    • Thursday  December 12 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Trademarks

    Events are open to all UW faculty, staff, students and post docs. Registration is required for each event to ensure there is enough Pizza and Pop for all!

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    Workshop are presented by WatCo and supported by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Dec. 12, 2019UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop Series Fall 2019
    IP Series

    Fall 2019 Series Information:

    • Thursday September 26 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP 101 and Commercialization 
    • Thursday  October 17 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP Case Study
    • Thursday  November 21 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Copyright and Software
    • Thursday  December 12 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Trademarks

    Events are open to all UW faculty, staff, students and post docs. Registration is required for each event to ensure there is enough Pizza and Pop for all!

    Download Poster

    Workshop are presented by WatCo and supported by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo.

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