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News archive - 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Fighting HIV with nanomedicine and 3D printing

WIN member Emmanuel Ho, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and an international expert in nanomedicine, is developing a 3D-printed intra-vaginal ring (IVR) that would provide highly precise doses of medication to protect women from getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and kills one million people globally each year, according to UNAIDS.
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

PhD candidate blends engineering and biology in award-winning research project

When he was a young boy growing up in Burkina Faso, Yannick Traore’s dad didn’t like to buy him toys. Yannick had a habit of taking things apart just to figure out how to put them back together. Even as a child, he needed to understand how things worked.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

WIN featured in American Chemical Society editorial

The American Chemical Society recently published an editorial on "The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology: Societal Impact and a Sustainable Future" which hightlights research breakthroughs in energy harvesting and storage technology areas published by WIN members in the past decade.

See the full article on ACS Publications.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nanotechnology students win at Concept pitch contest

Teams with members from the nanotechnology engineering undergraduate program claimed one of the four $5,000 prizes on the line today at the latest on-campus pitch competition for students with business ideas.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Medical startup NERv wins $500K in global contest

A medical technology startup co-founded by two nanotechnology students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

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