Welcome to the IDEATION LAB

Welcome to the Integrated Devices for Early disease Awareness and Translational applicatIONs Lab (IDEATION LAB) located in heart of Waterloo Region – one of the world's fastest growing tech sectors and the world's second highest start-up density after Silicon Valley.

The IDEATION LAB was established to provide the clinical community in Canada and abroad with tools for early disease detection and monitoring. Early detection is empowering for both clinicians and patients.  Time enables doctors and patients to make the best choices to facilitate the best outcomes.

At the IDEATION LAB we are working to create the next generation of integrated devices with the widest spectrum of possibilities and the shortest path from idea to implementation and test. Our goal is to improve quality of life and long-term survival in patients.

  1. July 15, 2022Hanjia (Sid) Zheng's paper is published in ACS Sensors

    Hanjia (Sid) Zheng's paper on developing a hydrogel microneedle assay for universal biomarker detection has been published in ACS Sensors and featured as Supplementary Cover.

    Congrats Sid!

  2. May 24, 2022IDEATION Lab receives $875K USD from JDRF to develop painless patch for diabetes monitoring

    IDEATION Lab received $875K USD from JDRF to develop continuous ketone/glucose monitoring for the prevention of diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) in patients with Type1 Diabetes (T1D). Read the story about our new and exciting project: https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/painless-patch-diabetes-monitoring-now-being-developed

  3. May 11, 2022Fatemeh Keyvani and Nandini Debnath's paper published in Nanoscale

    Fatemeh’s and Nandini’s paper has been published in Nanoscale and featured on the on the outside front cover. We have developed an integrated microfluidic electrochemical assay for cervical cancer screening.

    Congrats Fatemeh and Nandini!

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Employment opportunities

If you are interested in working with us, please check the department's employment opportunities page for openings.