Hamilton, Ontario skyline from the mountain during the day.


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.

The Sheardown Lab is a part of the C20/20 network. The image is the c20/20 logo comprising of a blue abstract eye with blue and yellow shapes around it and C20/20 written in front.

Funding Support

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