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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Developing inks to 3D print cells and tissue structures

PhD Student Yun Wu in lab

To a scientist, trial and error are common in laboratories to refine new tests and methods and look for potential problems on the small scale. But what happens when these techniques are meant for human tissues, such as for surgeries, medical tests, and treatments, where multiple different trials are not possible?

Monday, May 17, 2021

Researchers observe unprecedented Hall effect

Adam Wei Tsen in the lab

Researchers studying two-dimensional crystalline materials have observed an electromagnetic effect, called the nonlinear anomalous Hall effect, of unprecedented size. Their finding opens the door to exploring other quantum materials using their techniques and hints at promising applications in spintronic devices.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Taking innovation to the next level

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Impressing a venture capitalist with their business pitches earned a senior-year nanotechnology engineering team $50,000 in financial backing.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Adding speed to COVID-testing

Image of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new COVID-19 test that can be administered at home using saliva, aiming to deliver a positive or negative result in less than 20 minutes.

It’s a possible solution to the current delays in receiving test results and a much more pleasant option for those requiring frequent tests, researchers said. They hope the tests will become available over the counter at pharmacies across Canada.

“The use of paper devices coated with nanoparticles for COVID detection is a game changer.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Alumni medical startup NERv primed for more growth

NERv Technology staff group photo

A medical startup company founded by two Nanotechnology Engineering graduates has raised US $2.65 million to continue its growth.

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