Fraunhofer-McMaster Project Centre
McMaster University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology are collaborating at McMaster Innovation Park to develop a project centre focused on the fast emerging cell therapies industry. This investment will help create jobs, attract top talent to the region and keep Ontario at the forefront of scientific discovery. This project centre, the Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM), will develop innovative technologies to automate production for cell therapies, significantly lowering the cost to treat degenerative diseases like cancer.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, located in Liepzig, Germany, has the objective to find solutions to specific problems at the interfaces between medicine, life sciences and engineering for partners active in medicine-related industries and businesses. The Institute works closely with hospital institutions, performing quality tests and clinical studies in cooperation with its many partners.
The collaboration between the Fraunhofer Institute and McMaster University represents MIP’s vision at its best. The joint creation of BEAM represents the nucleus of that new industry with the potential for development partnerships with industry and the birth of spin-off companies to commercialize new technologies.
Emerging Technology Centre
The Emerging Technology Centre (ETC) is a project at development at McMaster Innovation Park. This new, 80,000 square foot built-to-suit, state of the art facility will attract researchers from all over the world to collaborate with McMaster University. The ETC will feature:
40,000 ft2 of lab space
5,000 ft2 of lab incubator space
Atrium area designed for researchers to meet and collaborate
The building focuses on the research and emerging technology and will be a great addition to the innovation park.
The Emerging Technology Centre still has space available remaing for lease. To discuss leasing or having a space custom built to your needs, please contact:
Cori Wiseman, firstname.lastname@example.org