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2016 iBEST symposium highlights partnership between Ryerson and St. Michael’s Hospital

Researchers, physicians and students were given an opportunity to critically examine the intersection of engineering and medical science, at the sixth annual symposium of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST), held on Friday, June 24. Dr. Arthur...
  • iBEST offers a hub for scientists, engineers, clinicians, students and trainees to develop collaborative solutions to advance patient care.

New medical technologies and fundamental research being guided from bench to bedside at Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology

Nearly 200 biomedical researchers, clinicians and student trainees from Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital gathered at the Keenan Research Centre in Toronto to explore healthcare research collaborations at the annual Institute for Biomedical Engineering Science and Technology (iBEST) symposium....
  • iBEST Symposium 2015

iBEST Symposium 2015

Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital invite you to a one-day symposium in support of our collaborative activities aimed to enhance interactions within the iBEST. Friday, June 26 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 209 Victoria Street, Toronto...
  • Linda Maxwell

Meet the Biomedical Zone director, Dr. Linda Maxwell

Building on Ryerson’s successful zone learning model, the Biomedical Zone at iBEST is a student-focused incubator for healthcare ventures located directly in a clinical setting. Barriers to market are removed, ensuring that ideas and technologies developed in the lab move...
  • Panelists at the Adopting Innovation and Technology in Healthcare Sympoisum

Adopting innovation and technology in healthcare

Innovation in technology is dramatically improving the delivery of healthcare services in Canada. Cloud computing, data analytics, 3D, and mobile technologies are helping healthcare providers to improve response times and detect preventable diseases. Yet “to produce innovation, the technologies must actually...
  • Panelists from left: Dr. Julielynn Wong (Founder, 3D4MD), Lahav Gil (CEO and Founder, Kangaroo Group), Jeffrey Coull (President and CEO, Encycle Therapeutics)

Taking healthcare technologies to market

To bridge the commercialization gap and realize the potential of health technologies, we need to pay more attention to end-users. This was the dominant theme of a one-day conference at Ryerson University on bringing health care technologies to market. “Being...
  • (left to right) Dr. Ori Rotstein, director, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael’s; Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, provost and vice-president, Academic, Ryerson; Sri Krishnan, interim dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science; and Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president, Research, St. Michael’s, got together on Dec. 4 at St. Michael’s Hospital, the future site of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology, or iBEST, space.

iBEST will mean WE’re the best

Construction of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology, or iBEST, space won’t be completed until summer 2015, but St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University researchers couldn’t wait that long to host a “meeting of the minds” between researchers...
  • iBEST Symposium 2014

Advancing biomedical research and patient care

Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital hosted the third annual Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science Technology (iBEST) research and innovation symposium June 25 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto. Close to 200 engineers, scientists and clinicians...
  • Ryerson students surround President Sheldon Levy, left, and Robert Howard, president of St. Michael’s Hospital, at the announcement of a new health-care partnership between the two institutions.

Ryerson, St. Michael’s Hospital open collaborative research centre

In his lab at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science  of St. Michael’s Hospital, Dr. Howard Leong-Poi is researching novel and non-invasive treatments for a common circulatory problem known as peripheral artery disease. He attaches genes that promote blood...
  • The new Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science Technology, or iBest, will be built on the seventh floor of St. Michael’s Hospital Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Ryerson, St. Mike’s will collaborate to create new health technologies

Original article from The Globe and Mail Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital are launching a 20-year partnership to get engineers and clinician scientists working shoulder to shoulder, creating new health technologies for patients. The agreement, announced on Wednesday, will...