Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology
University of Waterloo, East Campus 4, Room 2001
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo , Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada
519-888-4567 Ext 32732
Brendan will discuss his research on the innovation processes of Grand River Hospital, Kids Ability, and Schlegel Villages as well as provide an introduction to the concept of open-innovation, specifically in healthcare.
He will also provide an overview of a Workplace Innovation Program that uses a similar innovation management model to CREATE. As part of that program, they use a needs “Needs Finding and Assessment” process to help teams identify the most valuable and viable opportunities for new products and services.
COVID-19 has brought disease and mortality at levels not seen from a respiratory virus for over 100 years. Immune responses to this virus, which can infect several different tissues, are poorly understood, including the role of antibodies in resolving the infection. In March 2020, we reoriented our lab to develop Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assays (ELISA) for human antibody isotypes IgM, IgG and IgA produced in response to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. To date we have analyzed samples from 114 patients, including both PCR positive and PCR negative individuals.
The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is pleased to present the innovative work of Professor Alexander Wong.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.