Research team’s ongoing work on using stem cells to encourage brain and muscle to self-repair has celebrated successes
Building a Biotech Venture to help Medicine by Design trainees take first steps toward entrepreneurship
New partnership with Health Innovation Hub offers a focused workshop, expert mentoring, and pitch competition with up to $25,000 in funding on offer to further develop product or venture
An interdisciplinary team of scientists, funded by Medicine by Design, aims to use retinal stem cells to restore vision.
"I’m really interested in understanding why and how the heart fails, and how we can help the heart to regenerate itself. As a cardiologist who looks after patients with end-stage heart failure waiting for heart transplants and mechanical hearts, it’s really important to me to think outside the box about these questions."
Medicine by Design symposium highlights importance of convergence in advancing regenerative medicine and human health
Medicine by Design’s 5th Annual Symposium on Dec. 7 and 8 attracted more than 500 registrants from across North America, and focused on the theme of better science through convergence – the integration of approaches from engineering, science, medicine and other fields to expand knowledge and spark innovation.
Competition aims to redefine regenerative medicine and ensure Toronto and Canada continue to lead the field for decades to come
Using state-of-the art sequencing technology, Medicine by Design-funded scientists have revealed how stem cells are able to generate new blood cells throughout our life, and how these same cellular mechanisms can evade chemotherapy to survive and cause relapse many years later.
Medicine by Design symposium to highlight the power of convergence in advancing regenerative medicine
Two-day event celebrates the importance of scientific diversity in creating better science and tackling key grand questions in the field.
Medicine by Design-funded researchers develop a new tool for scooping contents of individual cells from their local environment
Scientists can now select individual cells from their local environment & study their molecular contents. The new tool will enable a deeper study of stem cells and other rare cell types for diagnostics & therapy.
Medicine by Design-funded research team says the new treatment approach is not far from clinical trials. This is one of the ways Medicine by Design is transforming human health.
Seven funded projects poised to impact many diseases including cystic fibrosis, ALS and vision loss.
Nanotechnology expert brings rich experience in academia and industry to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
The Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto (U of T), has published a profile honouring the work of Medicine by Design Executive Director Michael Sefton, who is also a University Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto (U of T).
Medicine by Design seeds two strategic projects: An international partnership with the University of Cambridge and a new forum that will foster collaboration between clinicians, scientists and industry
$300,000 investment will accelerate new therapies and create new research tools.
Medicine by Design-funded researchers re-engineer enzyme that could help reverse damage from spinal cord injury and stroke
New version is more stable than the protein that occurs in nature, and could lead to new treatments for reversing nerve damage caused by traumatic injury or stroke.