Posts Tagged: Industry

Five startups to watch from U of T Engineering’s virtual Hatchery Demo Day 2021

September 24, 2021 | From crowdsourcing new treatments for rare diseases to catalyzing the work of urban planners, five worthy ideas are one step closer to commercial viability after Hatchery Demo Day 2021, held virtually throughout the week of September 13 – 17, 2021. A total of 17 teams competed in the Hatchery NEST process, an experiential learning opportunity that instills and nurtures an entrepreneurial mindset in participating U of T students and faculty.

Saving lives – one breath at a time

August 4, 2021 | Derek Watt completed his Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007. Now working as the Director of Commercial Products at Thornhill Medical, Derek is part of a team that designs, builds, and supplies a robust line of field-ready respiratory devices. Thornhill Medical’s products are specifically designed for military, field hospital, transport medical and first responder teams.

From researcher to product engineer

September 3, 2020 | Graduated in 2019 with a PhD in biomedical engineering, Peter Aldridge continued his passion in developing and engineering novel therapeutics for stem cell therapies at BlueRock Therapeutics in Toronto. Here he shares some of his insights on applying biomedical engineering concepts in an industry position.

Exit Strategy

December 10, 2019 | Sarah Sarabadani, Michael Li, and Marija Cotic worked in different Biomedical Engineering labs at the University of Toronto. Now they have all converged at Klick Health, a rapidly growing healthcare marketing and commercialization agency, headquartered in Toronto. We sat down to talk about their day-to-day activities and how they were able to leverage their skills to transition into non-traditional healthcare roles.
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