The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.
More than 150 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.
The Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology (CBB) enables interdisciplinary research across the university to address global challenges in human health and help translate those research results rapidly into practice, policy and impactful health outcomes. Achieving this vision will help the University of Waterloo to cement an international reputation at the interface of technology and human health.
To achieve this vision, CBB's mission is to:
- Enable knowledge translation and support of the interdisciplinary research community through seminars, networking opportunities, and support of student groups
- Be a conduit to Waterloo's ecosystem of unique health related R&D and clinical resources
- Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in technology, human, animal and environmental health and practice including industry, hospitals, community, and international bodies
- Provide Project Coordination/Management for large/inter-institutional projects
To become a member of CBB, you can start by filling out a quick survey. We will then be in touch to discuss further.
Arya Amiri, a PhD student at the University of Waterloo's department of Systems Design Engineering, and a trainee in the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology's Training in Global Biomedical Technology Research and Innovation program, has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2023.
Ryan Tennant, a PhD student from the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, hosted a hands-on workshop for staff and students on August 27, 2023, where participants learned how to build their own affordable air purifier with performance comparable to commercial models.
Waterloo has the opportunity to apply for the Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (CBRF-BRIF). Expressions of Intent are being organized via the Strategic Health Initiatives office.
Information Session: Thursday March 30th, 2023 12 - 1 p.m. via Teams - contact Grace Gomashie at firstname.lastname@example.org
This talk will introduce micro-and nanorobots and their potential to revolutionize medicine. One of the main goals of microrobots is to make medical interventions more targeted and less invasive. Nano-and microrobots show great potential for active and remote-controlled motion inside the human body. Possible future applications include active, targeted delivery of therapeutics to diseased sites (e.g. tumours), cell delivery for regenerative therapy and non-invasive surgery. The removal of obstructions inside the body such as blood clots, renal stones or other blockages in a minimal invasive manner is another main subject of our research. This talk will give an overview of the very interdisciplinary research that combines expertise from robotics, medicine, engineering, chemistry and biology.
This session covers the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents.
You’ll learn about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. Learn about the resources available to you at the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo). Hear how IP is used to commercialize technology through licensing or start-up creation. Included is a brief discussion on “Are You an Inventor?", this highlights some key points for consideration as this issue has come up when there may be a misunderstanding between Faculty and Grad Students.” Also included are some helpful tips for those interested in creating a Start-Up.
The Clinical Council will be introduced to the University of Waterloo community.