Device Development Lab

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Research and development of medical devices prototyping

Areas of expertise

The Device Development Lab specializes in medical-device prototyping. The lab is well equipped, with a dedicated machine shop, ISO 6 and 7 clean rooms and access to expert scientists and clinicians for collaboration. With access to a preclinical imaging and testing facility, the lab has a strong track record of assisting successful start-up companies and is well positioned to help turn ideas for medical devices into products.

The Sunnybrook Research Institute is affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located within the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, one of the largest hospitals in Ontario.

Research services
  • Custom diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound transducer design, fabrication and testing
  • MR coil design, fabrication and testing
  • Catheter design, fabrication and testing
  • Machine shop services for medical devices
Sectors of application
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing

Specialized lab



Machine Shop

Waterjet cutter

Cutting difficult-to-cut materials



General 3D machining


Rapid prototyper

3D printing of thermoset, thermoplastic

Clean Room (ISO 7)


Fine wiring tool (manual)


Eutectic bonder

Die bonding tool (manual)


Hot bar press

Flexible circuit bonding tool

(PCB to Flex, Flex to LCD bonding)

Clean Room (ISO 6)

E-beam evaporator

Thin-film metal coating


Sputtering machine

Thin-film metal and metal oxide coating


Mask aligner

Micron scale mask alignment for photolithography

Processing Room

Dicing saw

Wafer dicing (glass, quartz, piezo crystal)


Lapping machine

Fine grinding of piezo crystal


Parylene deposition system

Parylene conformal coating

Quality Control Room

Catheter testing station

Mechanical testing of catheter flexibility


Catheter forming station

Forming various structures with catheter tubing