About Medicine by Design
Medicine by Design is a regenerative medicine initiative at the University of Toronto that undertakes transformational research to improve health outcomes and create value.
The University of Toronto is in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of the world’s most diverse.
Modelled after a design studio, Medicine by Design brings together 130 scientists, engineers and clinicians from across the University of Toronto and its world-class affiliated hospitals to conceive, create and test strategies to address critical problems in regenerative medicine. Converging across disciplines, these researchers generate and use emerging methods such as genome editing, computational modelling and synthetic biology to deepen understanding of core biological concepts and devise new therapeutic approaches.
Building on decades of made-in-Toronto discoveries, Medicine by Design is developing new peaks of excellence and strengthening Canada as a global leader in regenerative medicine thanks to a $114-million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation, and one of the world’s top research-intensive universities.