UAlberta secures new laser equipment to support medical technology developers

August 4, 2021
Thanks to a new investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada, researchers at the University of Alberta have access to a laser microfabrication suite. The $1.5M equipment will be housed at Smart Technology Innovations, the non-profit business arm of UAlberta’s SMART Network. The suite, which UAlberta says is the only one of its kind in western Canada, can be used to design and test health technology prototypes. “This new equipment allows us to expand our capabilities and the services that we provide,” said UAlberta Professor Vivian Mushahwar, “not only to university entrepreneurs but to local industry in Alberta and across Western Canada to build the health technology sector of our country.” UAlberta (AB)