Winnipeg, MB – Biomedical research in Manitoba has received a boost with $3.2 million funding under the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement. The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Engineering will acquire state-of-the-art biomedical imaging and biosensing equipment to create an enhanced Bio-Engineering Facility. This new equipment will train students and improve interaction between the province’s biotechnology industries and local research and clinical institutions.
“This investment in high-tech biomedical imaging and biosensing equipment will provide our students and faculty with the state-of-the-art facilities they require to do the research work that will lead to improvements in the lives of Canadians,” said Emoke JE Szathmary, the university’s president and vice-chancellor. “It will also support collaborations between the University of Manitoba and the province’s burgeoning biotechnology industry which will, no doubt, result in valuable life sciences advances.”