The NRC’s Medical Devices Research Centre works with clients and collaborators from industry and the health care community to develop medical devices aimed at saving lives and reducing the cost of health care in Canada. Our state-of-the-art research facilities can be used in human, preclinical, tissue/fluid and nano-scale related studies.
We provide R&D solutions to our health care clients by offering direct access to advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise in medical diagnostic technology development. We have expertise in medical diagnostic instrumentation including:
- sample preparation
- detector systems and methods, fabrication
- integration and packaging
- materials characterization
- computer simulation and haptics technologies
- sensing technologies.
Our research and technology experts focus on the development and transfer of easily deployable medical devices. This is done through innovations in software development, innovative materials and next-generation manufacturing. We provide an agile and business-oriented prototyping culture that effectively bridges clinical ideas to industry. Our integrated 300m2 laboratory infrastructure in Boucherville brings together:
- medical device developmentprototyping and testing capabilities for high realism
- real-time virtual simulation founded on biological tissue models
- components assembly
- characterization of synthetic biomaterials.
We are home to the first scientific and technological platform in Canada for the mass production of low-cost, micro- and nano-devices. The facility is a leader in the research and development of leading-edge nano-manufacturing processes aimed at numerous industrial sectors such as medicine, genomics, renewable energy and the environment.
Virtual reality surgical planner for surgical oncology
NRC researchers are developing a virtual reality (VR) simulator that may one day be used to plan brain surgeries and train new brain surgeons. NRC researchers from such diverse fields as the simulation of deformable materials, information technology and biodiagnostics are involved.
Medical VR testing facility
Our facilities include a VR testing facility which allows us to develop and test new applications for VR technology for the diagnostic and treatment of medical conditions.
Why work with us
We work with you to develop solutions to your R&D needs in health care diagnostics. We offer direct access to advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise in medical diagnostic technology development and commercialization. We offer these resources to assist Canadian firms in reaching the global marketplace with medical devices that save lives, improve quality of life and reduce the cost of health care.
Claude Larose, Business Advisor