Sunnybrook Research Institute - Large-Scale Projects

Large-Scale Projects

In 2008, Sunnybrook received a $74.6 million award, the largest grant in the hospital’s history, from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Research Hospital Fund. This award will establish the Centre for Research in Image-Guided Therapeutics. The first of its kind in Canada, the centre will develop and test novel medical imaging technologies and therapeutics such as new vaccines, drugs, biological agents and imaging devices, and translate them into clinical practice in the areas of cancer, cardiac, musculoskeletal and neurosciences.

The Centre for Image-Guided Therapeutics will add more than 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of research space at Sunnybrook and will bring together 55 scientists and clinician-scientists from across the hospital along with more than 180 research trainees. Unique facilities within the Centre will include:

  • Canada’s first biomedical device development lab;
  • the world’s first MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery facility;
  • a minimally invasive electrophysiology and vascular procedures facility; and
  • a neurointervention facility.

The Centre was officially opened November 2nd, 2012. The opening was attended by several prominent figures including the Governor General of Canada David Johnston. The opening also included an awards ceremony for the best summer research internship project in the Focused Ultrasound Lab.

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