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Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research

 

In 2007, the Government of Canada invested $285 million over five years to create the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. This innovative model creates centres to advance research and facilitate commercialization of technologies, products and services within the four priority areas identified in the federal Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy.


In 2008 the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization was established "to revolutionize health care by focusing on all areas related to the development of molecular imaging probes - chemical compounds that provide a non-invasive means to diagnose disease at its earliest stage."

 

In 2009 the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation was established "to develop and commercialize a new class of robotic platforms for targeted, less invasive surgical and medical interventions. These innovations seek to dramatically improve patient outcomes, reduce the length of hospital stays and recovery periods, and allow patients to return to full activity following major procedures far more quickly than conventional procedures."

Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research

Centre For Probe Development and Commercialization

Centre For Surgical Invention & Innovation