Get into the zone. The Biomedical Zone.

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Ryerson University and St. Michael's Hospital are launching a new partnership to develop innovative and practical health-care solutions that will improve patient care and find ways to bring them to the bedside faster. The partnership combines Ryerson's engineering and science strengths with St. Michael's research and clinical expertise.

Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, is scheduled to attend an opening event at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

The event will have lots of photo and hands-on opportunities in the new lab, called iBEST (the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology) and the adjacent Biomedical Zone, an incubator modeled on Ryerson's successful Digital Media Zone.

Reporters can have their fingers scanned by a new device designed to monitor blood flow in patients at risk of amputation, such as diabetics. You can have your cell phone sanitized in 30 seconds by a portable machine that uses ultraviolet light. Control an iPad by blinking your eyes, and imagine what it would be like to try to access mainstream technology if you had limited upper body mobility.

Researchers, researcher leaders and entrepreneurs will be available for interviews.

DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, entrance 209 Victoria Street. Event is on the 7th floor.

SOURCE Ryerson University

For further information: Leslie Shepherd, Manager, Media Strategy, 416-864-6094 or 647-300-1753,, St. Michael's Hospital, Inspired Care. Inspiring Science., Follow us on Twitter:; Michael Forbes, Manager, Public Affairs, Ryerson University, 416.979.5000 x4282, 416.999.3069 (Cell),, Follow us on Twitter:


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