Ryerson Faculty of Science - 5th Anniversary - 34
Faculty of Science
iBEST is the culmination
of successful collaboration
between Ryerson and
St. Michael's Hospital
with St. Mike's
ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL and Ryerson University
have launched a 20-year partnership to
research and develop innovative health-care
solutions and to support startup biomedical
companies seeking to improve patient care.
The partnership brings together Ryerson's
engineering and science strengths with St.
Michael's research and clinical expertise in
the state-of-the-art laboratory that supports
activities within iBEST (the Institute for
Biomedical Engineering and Science
Drs. Alexandre (Sasha) Douplik, Raffi
Karshafian, Michael Kolios, Jahan Tavakkoli,
and Vladislav Toronov from the Department
of Physics are researchers in iBEST, and will
conduct cutting-edge research in biomedical
imaging and therapy and biomedical delivery
systems alongside St. Michael's researchers
iBEST is focusing its research in four areas:
* Advanced systems of delivering medications
to maximize their effectiveness and minimize
side effects (including nanotechnology).
* New biomaterials and cell-based therapies
to restore the structure and function of
damaged tissues and organs.
* Biomedical imaging at the cellular and
* New tools to improve our understanding of
massive amounts of health-care data.