Medical Devices Research Centre

 
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We support Canadian medical device companies by creating innovative medical technologies and providing customized research and technology solutions. We help our clients develop innovations that provide rapid, sensitive, accurate and low-cost devices aimed at saving lives, reducing health care costs and stimulating economic opportunities for Canada.

Services and information

Facilities

  • Boucherville facility
    • Materials processing and manufacturing laboratory
    • Polymer lab-on-a-chip and microfluidics laboratory
    • Object-oriented software platform for interactive simulation
    • Specialized equipment for developing fibre-optic based catheters
    • Simulation and interactive haptics laboratory
    • Soft tissue biomechanics laboratory
    • Tissue-mimicking phantoms facility
  • Ottawa facility
  • Winnipeg facility
    • Medical photonics and optical technologies
    • Fibre optic capabilities for remote sensing/detection/characterization
    • Tissue sectioning, staining and pathology equipment
    • RF/MW Electronics development lab equipped to support development and testing of electronic devices up to the 3GHz in the RF/MW spectrum
    • Access to state-of-the art MRI systems, for MRI compatible medical device development and regulatory testing
    • Computer aided engineering, design and simulation software

Research programs

Technical and advisory services

  • Fee-for-service testing of products and prototypes
  • Pre-clinical and clinical validation
  • Assistance with developing research protocols involving research ethics boards
  • Market intelligence
  • Device development
  • Design and planning for manufacturability
  • Assistance with medical devices regulatory processes
  • Research consultation and commercialization expertise

Technology licensing

Why work with us

Our scientific and technical expertise and state-of the-art facilities help bring new technologies to the marketplace by offering customized, innovative and sustainable research and technology development to our medical device clients.

We serve a wide range of clients and collaborates with organizations from all parts of the medical sector, including:

  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Large companies, including multinationals
  • Hospitals
  • Medical and scientific research organizations
  • Universities and colleges
  • Government departments

Our experts use the latest breakthroughs in computer simulation, VR, micro-/nano-fabrication and implantable material to work with health care providers and develop the next generation of medical devices. Our collaboration with our clients and partners are adapted to their needs:

  • Specialized technical services, capitalizing on our unique facilities and expertise
  • Customized research services to address your specific technical challenges
  • Collaborative research projects
  • Multi-client initiatives
  • Licensing of NRC-developed technology