Incubation meets innovation
Dr. Samin Eftekhari, Chemical Engineering PhD
An innovation in bone repair is revolutionizing orthopedic surgery. Dr. Samin Eftekhari’s synthetic bone grafts are customizable, biodegradable and less intrusive for patients, requiring only one surgery. The result is convenience for patients and cost savings for hospitals.
Since 2012, Samin has been developing her patented technology by conducting experiments at Ryerson and St. Michael’s Hospital, an industry partner. Along the way, she received over $100,000 in fellowships and awards from Ryerson as a graduate student, and started a company, Artin Biomed, in its Biomedical Zone, external link, a joint incubator with St. Mike’s.
At Ryerson, we help students turn vision into reality through zone learning and financial support.
“Ryerson supported me to step out of academia and into the business world,” says Samin.
Photo credit: Kevin Van Paassen