Today the Government of Canada invested $6 million inA Canadaa s Stem Cell Network (SCN) to support innovative stem cell and regenerative medicine research that will move and translate research discoveries into better health and economic growth for Canadians. Read more about this incredible investmentA here!
C-reactive protein and N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide as biomarkers in acute exacerbations of COPD leading to hospitalizations
Chen YR, Chen V, Hollander Z, Leipsic JA, Hague CJ, DeMarco ML, FitzGerald JM, McManus BM, Ng RT, Sin DD. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 22;12(3):e0174063. View paper
Fibrin hydrogels induce mixed dorsal/ventral spinal neuron identities during differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Edgar, J., Robinson, M., and Willerth, S.M. Acta Biomaterialia. 2017 Mar 15;51:237-245.A View abstract.A
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(March 9, 2017) Montreal - Stem cell science belongs to Canada and it is powering regenerative medicine. Today, leaders from across this emerging sector have joined forces to advance the field, through the newly created Regenerative Medicine Alliance of Canada (RMAC). The global market for regenerative medicine is expected to exceed US$49 billion by 2021.A Canada is well positioned to compete by moving its innovative treatments and therapies out of the lab and into the clinic. Countries around the world, including the U.S., Japan and the U.K., have already taken bold steps through investment and regulatory modernization to capture a significant [...]
On behalf of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), I am pleased to announce the release of a new workshop report, Building on Canada's Strengths in Regenerative Medicine. The report is an insightful, high-quality, independent study that overviews the current strengths and weaknesses in regenerative medicine in Canada, and identifies key opportunities for success in the field. Regenerative medicine has the potential to transform healthcare by treating previously incurable chronic diseases and genetic disorders. Since the discovery of stem cells in the early 1960s by Canadian scientists Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch, significant advancements in this field have followed, many [...]
Friday, November 3 10:30 a 5:30. Biomedical engineering and related disciplines at the University of Victoria generate strong connections between university research and local business. We are the home of the first accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Western Canada and this event is designed to showcase our innovative research and industry partnerships in biomedical research occurring in Victoria and the lower mainland. Our first ever Biomedical Technology- Industry Partnership day is open the community, including students, faculty, local industry, and other interested parties. Join us for industry talks, a panel discussion, a showcase of BME projects, and a speed-networking [...]
Pedde, R.D., Mirani, B., Navaei, A., Styan, T., Wong, S., Mehrali, M., Thakur, A., Mohtaram, N.K., Bayati, A., Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A., Nikkhah, M., Willerth, S.M. and Akbari, M. Accepted at Advanced Biomaterials (Abstract Link Coming Soon)