Shrinking entire medical labs onto chips with the help of nanotechnology
"By partnering with academia, the NRC is advancing scientific knowledge and health technology. This national innovation hub will support Canada’s medical device manufacturing sector, strengthen the economy and improve the health of Canadians for years to come."
— The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
"Close collaboration between the National Research Council of Canada and partners, such as universities, organization and other government departments, in common research areas will advance knowledge and support Canada’s regional and national economies."
— Iain Stewart, President, National Research Council of Canada
"This partnership between the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Toronto will lead to discoveries and advances in microfluidic research, accelerating the development and commercialization of biomedical technologies that will benefit Canadians and the Canadian healthcare system. The interactions with leading NRC scientists and U of T researchers will provide invaluable applied research experience and unique training opportunities for our students and young investigators."
— Prof. Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies combines University of Toronto and National Research Council of Canada resources and personnel to make a team of highly qualified people, students and postdoctoral researchers, which will grow in time and success.
The National Research Council of Canada and the University of Toronto are world leaders in microfluidics: the precise control of tiny amounts of fluids. This is done thanks to nanoscale plastic structures manufactured by both organizations in highly specialized fabrication facilities.
Projects at the Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies will be managed by more than 25 University of Toronto students and postdoctoral researchers who will be co-mentored by University of Toronto and National Research Council scientists and engineers.
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