Hamilton, Ontario skyline from the mountain during the day.

SHEARDOWN LAB

Biomaterials offering a view of the future

Downtown Hamilton Skyline Circa 2016

Our Vision

With a focus on vision health, the Sheardown Lab is invested in engineering novel solutions to treat a breadth of ocular pathologies.

 

Our expertise lies in contact lenses, targeted drug delivery, preclinical modeling, and polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on commercialization.

Dr. Heather Sheardown is the founding member of the C20/20 Innovation Hub. Those seeking academic and industrial collaboration are referred to the C20/20 Innovation Hub website for more details.

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Funding Support

McMaster University logo in colour
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council logo
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) logo
Ontario Research Fund

STEM Education

The C20/20 Innovation Hub scientists and trainees are available to support virtual
education sessions for students ranging from preschool to high school.

 

Our content can include experiments with household items, formal lectures and chat
sessions. “Ask a Scientist” and “Ask an Engineer” have been very popular with high
school students considering their post-secondary choices.

 

We have previously-recorded content available on our Facebook page @C2020hub.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to explore specific content
for your group or classroom.