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A new name, a new look and new equipment for Kingston nanofabrication lab
Jan. 17, 2017
The Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory has a new name and a new look. Now known as NanoFabrication Kingston, the name highlights the facility’s prototyping capabilities and its potential for fostering regional innovation
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Canada's NDN awarded $7M from CFI to support advanced technology design and prototyping
Jan. 9, 2017
New funding under CFI’s Major Scientific Initiatives program will be used to secure and support tools and technologies to help Canadian academic researchers and industry develop the next generation of advanced technologies.
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CMC honoured for Alzheimer’s support
Nov. 16, 2016
CMC Microsystems has been honoured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, South Eastern Ontario Chapter, for its annual charitable campaign in support of the Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.
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Queen’s researcher awarded 2016 Colton Medal for pioneering work in assisted reproduction
Oct. 18, 2016
Dr. Reza Nosrati has been honoured for his outstanding contributions to reproductive health through the development of novel microfluidics and nanotechnologies.
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Next-generation innovators honoured at TEXPO 2016
Oct. 18, 2016
Technology innovations with potential applications in touch screens, drug monitoring, telecommunications and optical imaging were the winners at this year’s TEXPO Graduate Student Competition and Exposition.
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From painless micro-needles to PET scanners: TEXPO 2016
Oct. 5, 2016
A painless, non-invasive microneedle that uses optical sensing to detect and monitor therapeutic drugs, and innovations to a small-animal Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner will be among the novel research prototypes demonstrated at the TEXPO Graduate Student Competition.
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Canadian and European perspectives on advanced manufacturing highlight this year's Innovation 360
July 27, 2016
How can advanced technology manufacturing help Canada gain a competitive global advantage? Stephen Brown of Deloitte Canada will offer insights into this topic at Innovation 360. 
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CMC Microsystems supports creation of a Canadian Small Business Innovation Research (CSBIR) program 
July 27, 2016
CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network®, is pleased to offer its support for the creation of a Canadian program for Small Business Innovation Research (CSBIR), to help small Canadian companies bridge the innovation gap. 
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Nominations for Colton Medal now open
July 26, 2016

CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network®, is seeking nominations for the 2016 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence.
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CMC Board Chair Bozena Kaminska recognized as AIMBE Fellow
Feb. 23, 2016
CMC Microsystems congratulates Dr. Bozena Kaminska, Chair of the Board of Directors at CMC Microsystems, for her election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
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CMC Microsystems supports Canadian Photonics Industry Consortium report
Feb. 21, 2016
CMC Microsystems is pleased to support the recommendations of the Canadian Photonics Industry Consortium’s new report, Light Technologies: A Strategic Economic Asset.

New silicon photonics service provides innovators with a proven path to prototyping
Dec. 17, 2015
KINGSTON/SINGAPORE -- Innovators across Canada’s National Design Network and around the world now have access to a new service for design and fabrication of silicon photonics circuits.

SOSCIP, IBM Canada and CMC Microsystems partner to support industry-academic collaborations in agile computing
Dec. 7, 2015
TORONTO/KINGSTON, ON — CMC Microsystems Inc., SOSCIP and IBM Canada Ltd. are pleased to announce their partnership to support industry-academic collaborative research projects using SOSCIP’s agile computing platform.

FACT Network welcomes 4D LABS
Nov. 25, 2015
CMC Microsystems, on behalf of the Micro-Nano Technologies Laboratory Working Group, is pleased to welcome 4D LABS at Simon Fraser University to the FACT network of labs, devoted to fabrication, assembly, characterization and test of micro-nano innovations.

Etched-in Success kicks off national discussion on micro-nanofab innovation
Nov. 9, 2015
Innovators from universities, industry and government agencies across Canada convened in Ottawa recently for a national conversation about trends, challenges and solutions in translating technology from academic micro-nanotechnology labs into production centres.

Student innovators recognized for future-oriented micro-nano technologies
Oct. 13, 2015 
A “smart” petri dish that can quickly screen living cells in real time, and a non-contact, microwave-based sensor for determining the flow of mixtures in pipelines and containers, were among four student-developed technology innovations recognized with awards of excellence at the 2015 TEXPO Research Competition and Exhibition.  

“A very Canadian endeavor”: CMC Microsystems congratulates Nobel Prize winner Dr. Arthur McDonald
Oct. 8, 2015
CMC Microsystems congratulates Dr. Art McDonald, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, for their foundational research into neutrinos.  

University of Calgary researcher awarded 2015 Colton Medal for pioneering work in bio-MEMS
Sept. 29, 2015
Groundbreaking work in cellular biology using micro-devices has earned Dr. Amir Sanati-Nezhad the Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence from CMC Microsystems.
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Graduate students demonstrate research excellence in micro-nano innovations to industry and academic peers at TEXPO 2015
Sept. 16, 2015
Microwave-based sensing,  photonics-enhanced PET scanning, cryptographic ‘building blocks’ for creating secure technology solutions, and “smart” petri dishes for rapid disease screening are among the emerging frontiers being explored by graduate students at the National Design Network’s 2015 TEXPO Research Excellence Competition, offering more than $12,000 in prizes to next-generation innovators.
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Cleantech investing and greener technologies in the resource sector among topics explored at Innovation 360
Sept. 3, 2015
The investment prospects of sustainable technologies and the emerging role of micro-nano tech in the energy sector, are among the topics being explored at this year’s Innovation 360, the country’s largest gathering of micro-nano innovators from across Canada’s National Design Network. 
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Innovation 360 highlights Canadian expertise in microsystems and nanotechnology
June 18, 2015
CMC Microsystems and the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Center (C2MI) are pleased to announce Innovation 360, the annual national symposium and exposition highlighting successes of Canada's National Design Network and opportunities for putting microsystems and nanotechnologies to work for Canada.
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Canada Foundation for Innovation awards $7.7M to Canada’s National Design Network for micro-nano innovations
May 29, 2015
Canada’s National Design Network has been awarded $7.7 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support a world-leading design platform for researching and developing breakthroughs in microsystems and nanotechnologies. 

CMC Microsystems announces strategic partnership in Canada’s newest university-based nano-fabrication facility
April 24, 2015
CMC Microsystems is pleased to announce its strategic partnership in the Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory (KNFL), a state-of-the-art facility for designing, making and testing micro- and nano-scale materials, devices and structures.
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New Gallium Nitride process lowers barriers for RF researchers
March 3, 2015
Innovators across Canada’s National Design Network now have enhanced opportunities for designing and prototyping microchips made of Gallium Nitride (GaN), a rapidly developing semiconductor technology with exciting potential in the development of smaller, more powerful and energy-efficient technologies used in wireless radio-frequency electronics. 

Canada's NDN and CMC Microsystems celebrate the International Year of Light
Jan. 19, 2015
Canada's National Design Network (NDN) and CMC Microsystems are pleased to join with UNESCO and organizations worldwide in celebrating the launch of the International Year of Light (IYL), a global initiative to highlight the importance of light and optical technologies to our world. 

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