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  1. Feb. 11, 2020Self-powering water leak sensor invented at Waterloo

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a tiny, battery-free, self-powering sensor that could dramatically reduce the cost of protecting buildings from damaging water leaks.

    The new device, housed in a box just three centimetres square, is the product of a collaboration between professors Norman Zhou and George Shaker.

  2. Feb. 11, 2020New sensor provides better leak protection in buildings

    A new, battery-free sensor can detect water leaks in buildings at a fraction of the cost of existing systems.

    The tiny device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses nanotechnology to power itself and send an alert to smartphones when exposed to moisture.

    By eliminating a battery and related circuitry, researchers estimate their sensor could be commercially produced for $1 each, about a tenth of the cost of current leak detection devices on the market.

  3. Nov. 28, 2019Successful Health Canada regulatory insights workshop 2019 hosted by CBB
    Successful Health Canada regulatory insights workshop 2019 hosted by CBB

    The Health Canada Regulatory Insights Workshop 2019 was held on November 15, 2019 and was attended by 120+ researchers, industry professionals and students. Hosted by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, this unique event was in response to a pressing need for clarity and information regarding Health Canada regulatory processes and evaluations. The event featured two guest speakers from Health Canada, a panel moderated by CBB member George Shaker, and networking opportunities with leading health industry professionals.

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