Western Lands $27 million Imaging Centre

By Paul Mayne
Monday, December 13, 2010

The Federal Government recently announced $61.1 million in grants to five new Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, including $13.3 million to The University of Western Ontario. The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization and Research (CITCR), led by Robart's Research Institute scientist Aaron Fenster, will address the barriers that prevent Canadian medical imaging companies from commercializing imaging technology.
If anyone knows the ins and outs of the commercialization of imaging technology it's Aaron Fenster. As director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre and a long-time Robart’s Research Institute scientist, Fenster has spun-off two companies, with the potential for more on the horizon. But despite this success, he understands the barriers that can arise along the way for so many researchers, keeping potentially life-changing technology in the lab instead of the marketplace. More..........