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.
- Wet labs
- Anyone who could contribute to COVID testing
- Expertise or advice for some prototypes/piloting antimicrobial coatings and devices
- 3D printing
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:
- Vaccines & Therapeutics
- Fundamental Science
- Clinical trials
- Cohort studies
- Social & behavioural sciences
- Policy decision-making
- Indigenous knowledge
COVID-19 Resources Canada
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.
COVID-19 Resources for Researchers:
- Crowdhelix, a global online tool for COVID-19 researchers to connect and stay up to date on funding news and opportunities
- COVID-19 Research Project Tracker, a live database of funded research projects on COVID-19 from around the world
- The Data Access Support Hub (DASH), launched by the Health Data Research Network, is a one-stop shop for requesting access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources.
- SPOR SUPPORT Units, which provide researchers with the tools to conduct patient-oriented research
- WHO Publication Database, a repository of current COVID-19 available literature
- New NIH Resource to Analyze COVID-19 Literature: The COVID-19 Portfolio Tool, a comprehensive portfolio of COVID-19 publications and preprints