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Dr. John Brennan
Biointerfaces Director

About the Biointerfaces Institute

Located at McMaster University’s main campus, the Biointerfaces Institute (BI) provides state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure to the development, understanding and advancement of material and biological interfaces.

The BI was a $22 million facility; the first of its kind in Canada.

For over 10 years, the BI has supported 20+ core McMaster faculty members, spanning across three faculties, and collaborated with over 800 thesis students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research partners.

In addition to the McMaster community, the BI also supports external academics and industrial partners. We welcome collaboration with global partners to innovate, advance and commercialize for various technologies. Partnering with the BI, and our members, facilitates access to unique expertise and infrastructure. Our team is knowledgeable in establishing workflows capable of translating projects from the initial discovery to the early-stage prototyping.

The BI supports research initiatives in high-throughput synthesis, point-of-care diagnostics, surface characterization, polymer chemistry, bioassay development, biomaterials, biosensors, and ophthalmic biomaterials, with expertise in the areas of Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Reach out to our team and discover what the BI can do for you and your research or product goals – we look forward to ‘interfacing’ with you!

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Daily News: Funding announcement

Canadian Innovation Fund (CFI) funding announcement for BI on June 18 2009.

McMaster Daily News: the BI Opens

The BI officially opens on April 19, 2013.

BI News & Updates

Read more about BI News & Updates.