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August 3 / 2021

New laser equipment at U of A gives medical technology developers a boost

University of Alberta, Folio — In the world of precision medicine, really, really small is a really big deal.

That’s certainly the case for western Canadian entrepreneurs who have big ideas for tiny medical devices, thanks to a new investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) in a University of Alberta facility.

Medical device developers now have access to $1.5 million in new laser-based microfabrication equipment at Smart Technology (ST) Innovations, the non-profit business arm of the U of A’s SMART (Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology) Network.

The new equipment—known as a laser microfabrication suite—allows inventors to design and test prototypes for everything from medical implants to lab-on-a-chip technology in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional methods. 

Read the full University of Alberta, Folio story here.

Also published in India Education Diary, Mirage News, and Troy Media.