Posts Tagged ‘IBBME’

Enabling technologies are helping regenerative medicine to succeed

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/11/17

Earlier this year, the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) published its Annual Report, chock full of impressive numbers about enrolment, new programs and research published by its esteemed faculty. (If you’re curious, you can read it for yourself.) In response, I summarized the regenerative medicine research here. But I only…Read more

A peek at exciting research happening at the University of Toronto

Author: Stacey Johnson, 01/25/17

CCRM has been known to hire its graduates, consult with its esteemed professors, review disclosures from its faculty, collaborate on projects, and our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Peter Zandstra, is one of its respected professors. All of this to disclose that CCRM has very strong ties to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)…Read more

Right Turn: Andrew Pelling Redux

Author: Stacey Johnson, 08/12/16

August 10, 2016 | UOttawa professor and TED Fellow is the keynote speaker for the 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) Symposium. Here’s what our community members had to say on social media:

Right Turn: Andrew Pelling inspires us to play with our food

Author: Stacey Johnson, 08/05/16

Andrew Pelling, University of Ottawa, is a biohacker. Biohacking refers to the application of IT hacks to biological systems – most prominently, the human body – but also the entire biosphere. Biohacking encompasses a wide spectrum of DIY IT projects and ideas (Techopedia). Watch Dr. Pelling’s TED Talk below and you may be tempted to…Read more

Right Turn: Hurray for tissue engineering!

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/11/16

Tissue engineering is a key part of regenerative medicine (RM), but it sometimes feels like the poor cousin of stem cells. The Jan to big sister Marcia. That won’t be the case at the upcoming 10th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2016), happening May 17-22 in Montreal, Quebec. It’s been 20 years since this event was held…Read more

The enabling technology of polymer design

Author: Hamideh Emrani, 02/10/16

Another in the series: “What drives research in the field of biomaterials?” “What makes Canada cool?” asks Dan Taekema of The Toronto Star, and among the handful of influential figures that he writes about is the “rock star” researcher, Professor Molly Shoichet. I was ecstatic to read this post right around the time I was…Read more

Right Turn Special Report: Competition rife in Canada

Author: Stacey Johnson, 12/25/15

This may come as a shock to many of you, but the land of lakes, trees, socialism and universal healthcare has a dark underbelly: the competitive nature of its academics. If you look to the regenerative medicine community, everything looks hunky-dory and, on the surface, very collaborative; after all, the Stem Cell Network is behind…Read more

Right Turn: Scaling up blood stem cells for transplants

Author: Stacey Johnson, 06/26/15

. Cord blood banking is a growing market in North America and globally. Between 2005 and 2013, the number of privately banked units grew steadily at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 25 per cent, giving companies the ability to capitalize on a part of the anatomy – the umbilical cord – that has…Read more

Right Turn: Research2Reality

Author: Stacey Johnson, 05/15/15

. It was big science news in Canada this week when Professor Molly Shoichet, the University of Toronto’s senior advisor on science and engineering engagement, launched a $400,000 social media campaign to highlight the work of Canadian scientists in various disciplines. Research2Reality is a public outreach effort that currently features basic research from six Canadian…Read more

What drives research in the field of biomaterials? Second in series

Author: Guest, 05/11/15

. An interview with Professor John E. Davies, University of Toronto. By Hamideh Emrani The second post, in my interview series with biomaterials experts, is with my Master’s supervisor, Professor John (JED) Davies. He is an internationally recognized leader in bone biomaterials, a serial entrepreneur, and a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of…Read more