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. June 2, 2017Alfred Yu recognized for his contributions to the advancement of therapeutic ultrasound

    At the May symposium held in Nanjing China, The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) has presented the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award to Dr. Alfred Yu in recognition of his substantial contributions to the advancement of therapeutic ultrasound, specifically for his major research accomplishments on the biophysics of sonoporation and wave-cell interactions.

  2. May 18, 2017Alfred Yu receives Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Early Research Award

    Alfred Yu has been awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his Project Grant entitled "VAST-MAP: Vascular Stiffness Mapping for Aging Analysis Using High Frame Rate Ultrasound."

  3. May 18, 2017 Technology aims to improve physiotherapy outcomes using sensors and machine learning

    Dana Kulić and researchers at the University of Waterloo have combined motion sensors with software programs so that people recovering from hip and knee replacements could see how well they were doing their rehabilitative exercises.

    Initial results show that the immediate visual feedback the new technology provides makes patients perform better during their physiotherapy appointments.

    [Waterloo News]

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