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. Aug. 28, 2018Behrad Khamesee and team develop new sensor that could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance

    A self-powered sensor developed by Behrad Khamesee and team of researchers at the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto, could allow doctors to remotely monitor the recovery of surgical patients.

    The small, tube-like device is designed to be fitted to braces after joint surgery to wirelessly send information to computers, smartphones or smartwatches to track range of motion and other indicators of improvement.

  2. Aug. 9, 2018Heather Keller Recognized as One of Canada's Top Innovators

    The Canadian Frailty Network

    The Canadian Frailty Network created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to put the spotlight on Canada’s best local/regional frailty innovations. CMTF's own Heather Keller has been recognized as one of Canada's top innovators with her new thinking and approach to frailty, the implementation of INPAC (Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care) in 5 Canadian hospitals.

  3. Aug. 2, 2018Upcoming Creative Destruction Lab

    CDL is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-driven startups. The program takes no equity and charges no fees - it is funded through philanthropy. At the core of the program is a series of five intensive, full-day summit meetings where founders meet with a curated group of super-angels, successful tech entrepreneurs, and star scientists to set short-term objectives and raise capital.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2018Pizza with the Profs

  2. Sep. 27, 2018How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal: Understanding the publishing process


    This workshop is for anyone who is about to publish their first paper or those that are seasoned researchers. 
    This is your chance to connect with an editor and ask all of your questions!

  3. Oct. 24, 2018Pizza with the Profs

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