Sunnybrook awarded $23M for image-guided health research

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Two multi-institutional research teams led by scientists at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre were awarded $23 million from the Ontario government for the development of minimally invasive image-guided tools and therapies to treat urgent health problems, particularly cardiovascular disease.

The project “Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics,” led by Graham Wright, MD, director of the Schulich Heart Research Program at Sunnybrook, will receive $14.5 million, matched in full by industry investment.

Kullervo Hynynen, PhD, MSc, who directs imaging research at Sunnybrook, will receive $8.4 million from the ministry, matched in full by contributions from private companies for his project, “Focused Ultrasound Devices for Noninvasive Surgery and Drug Delivery.”

The Ontario Research Fund, Research Excellence will fund the $23 million investment, which is also matched by the private sector.