CRAFT Device Foundry at U of T ushers in new era of microfluidic device fabrication

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The new CRAFT Device Foundry at the University of Toronto is set up to support large-scale fabrication of biomedical devices. (Photo: Daria Perevezentsev)

The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) – a partnership between the University of Toronto and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) – has launched a new research facility on U of T’s St. George campus.

The Device Foundry will bring together researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and industry collaborators with a goal of advancing micro-nano fluidic device fabrication. Housing equipment to support large-scale production of biomedical devices, the facility has the capability to quickly commercialize new technologies in health care.

U of T has one of the world’s largest microfluidic device research communities with more than 50 investigators, including CRAFT co-leads Milica Radisic and Aaron Wheeler – both professors in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

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