Biointerfaces Institute Mcmaster University
Collaboration with the BioInterfaces Institute: My Airway Inflammometry Laboratory at the Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health at St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (supported by CFI and Canada Research Chair Program) has been collaborating for the past 2 years with the BioInterfaces Institute to develop point of care tests to identify and quantify the type of bronchitis. This collaboration has been successful in attracting peer-reviewed funding. Our research is supported by a tri-council Collaborative Health Research Program Grant and a Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Grant. We have broad support from the AllerGen National Centre of Excellence and our industry partner, ProLab Diagnostics. We are working towards developing a bioactive paper to accurately quantify eosinophil and neutrophil activity in sputum and other biological fluids.