Techna's vision is to shorten the time interval from technology discovery and development to application for the benefit of patients and the health care system. The institute works towards this by focusing on translational research and by establishing partnerships with industry.
Techna activities are focused into five cores: Photonics, Nanotechnology, Design & Engineering for Health, Guided Therapeutics and Informatics & Communication Technologies. Each core features dual leadership by a clinical representative as well as a physical sciences or engineering faculty member. This unique structure ensures the melding of expertise from multiple disciplines. Techna researchers have access to a world-class set of resources, expertise and facilities across UHN.
Snapshot: 2015Institute Director:
Dr. David JaffrayEVP, Science and Research: Dr. Bradly Wouters