U of T Engineering is a leader in health care engineering. Together with doctors, medical researchers, policymakers and industry, we are helping people around the world live longer, healthier lives.
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The Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) — a multidisciplinary research community of engineering, medicine and dentistry investigators — offers research-based graduate programs at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels, as well as a Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Clinical Engineering and a Master of Engineering (MEng) that focuses on the design of biomedical devices. At the undergraduate level, engineering students can minor in Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering, and Engineering Science students can major in Biomedical Systems Engineering.
U of T Engineering researchers have developed a ‘heater’ — about the size of a pill tablet — that regulates the temperature of biological samples through the different stages of diagnostic testing. This technology could enable resource-limited regions around the world to test for infectious diseases without the need for specialized training or costly lab equipment.
“The precision and flexibility of our heater opens the door to a future of do-it-yourself diagnostic kits,” says Pranav Kadhiresan, who developed the device alongside Buddhisha Udugama (both PhD candidates in IBBME and the Donnelly Centre) under the supervision of Professor Warren Chan (IBBME, Donnelly Centre).
“We could combine the simplicity of a high school chemistry set with the precision of cutting-edge lab instruments," adds Kadhiresan