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iBEST at a glance

iBEST officially opened its doors in January 2016 since then it has been a hub of productivity.  Today nearly 50 Ryerson and St. Michael’s researchers with expertise in engineering, science, biomedical and clinical research are collaborating to improve patient care by advancing health research and developing medical devices. We are pleased to share our first report iBEST At a glance, highlighting a selection of the activities and achievements by iBEST researchers to date.

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Dr. Teodor Grantcharov appointed Keenan Chair in Surgery

Source: http://stmichaelshospitalresearch.ca/stories/dr-teodor-grantcharov-appointed-keenan-chair-in-surgery/ By Geoff Koehler Dr. Teodor Grantcharov was named Keenan Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. The five-year chair was developed to support a world-class surgeon-scientist at St. Michael’s. Dr. Grantcharov is a staff...

Researchers make waves in the ultrasound world: Team creates elegant solution to shrinking microbubbles for imaging use

By: Carrie Duncan A team of Ryerson researchers, led by Scott Tsai, have developed a new method to create the uniformly minuscule microbubbles most desirable for use in ultrasound imaging. The cross-disciplinary team, based out of the iBEST laboratories at...

Collaboration between Ryerson’s Dr. Scott Tsai and St. Michael’s Dr. Andras Kapus

After only one year, the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) has leveraged its model of “bench to bedside” applied research to help researchers at Ryerson and St. Michael’s Hospital innovate medical solutions for the 21st century. iBEST...

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...