COVID-19 Response Resources

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) is focused on advancing research and innovation by building healthy, active interdisciplinary partnerships between researchers, industry leaders and health professionals. The global COVID-19 crisis makes these connections more important than ever.

CBB is working hard to support research, healthcare, industry and to mobilize the expertise at Waterloo to respond to the challenges related to COVID-19. Industry partners, committees and working groups both at the University of Waterloo and externally are seeking expertise, resources and facilities that will support solutions for the current and future global pandemics.

COVID-19 response working groups that include tech companies and hospitals are seeking expertise in the following fields:
  •  qPCR
  • Virology
  • Ventilators
  • Wet labs
  • Anyone who could contribute to COVID testing
  • Expertise or advice for some prototypes/piloting antimicrobial coatings and devices
  • 3D printing

Please fill out this form or email CBB with information about your expertise and we will connect you with any working group requests.

We are here to support your research. Please contact our administrative assistant: Charlotte Armstrong if there is anything CBB can do for you during this challenging time. Your research is our priority so please reach out if you need assistance with administrative tasks, interdisciplinary collaborations, research engagement or project management. We are a strong team of specialists that are eager to assist in your research success.

COVID-19 response databases:


CanCOVID is Canada's federally-mandated, expert-led COVID-19 research response.

The CanCOVID Platform is by invitation, and is restricted to verified members of the COVID-19 expert research and response community. This includes, for example, researchers with recognized expertise in:

  • Diagnostics
  • Vaccines & Therapeutics
  • Modelling
  • Fundamental Science
  • Clinical trials
  • Cohort studies
  • Social & behavioural sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Policy decision-making
  • Indigenous knowledge

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COVID-19 Resources Canada

A resource collecting information on current and upcoming research on COVID-19.

Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE)

A collaboration platform identifying industry and research experts across Ontario to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. This collaboration platform is for individuals or companies whose products are not yet commercialized or procurement-ready.

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Ontario Together

Submission form for businesses, researchers and organizations that can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support the COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 Resources for Researchers: