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 Equipment Function
Machine Shop Waterjet cutter Cutting difficult-to-cut materials
  CNC General 3D machining
  Rapid prototyper 3D printing of thermoset, thermoplastic
Clean Room (ISO 7) Wirebonder 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