New CRAFT Tissue Foundry provides infrastructure dedicated to bioengineering innovation

The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT), co-led by Professor Milica Radisic, has opened a new and expanded Tissue Foundry at the University of Toronto. The new facility builds CRAFT’s fabrication capacity following the launch of its Device Foundry in 2021. 

CRAFT, a U of T Institutional Strategic Initiative and collaborative research centre formed in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), will operate the open research facility at U of T’s Mechanical Engineering Building. 

The Tissue Foundry offers a wide range of instruments to allow microfluidics researchers to complete the preclinical assessment of their devices, culture and image tissues for their research, and print physiologically relevant 3D structures using biomaterials and cells. NRC Technical Officers at CRAFT support the Foundry and train students who would like to use the equipment for their research projects.

Read the full U of T Engineering News story.