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Prof Amir Asif: Reaching out to industry

In the December 2007 issue of YorkU Magazine there’s and article about York faculty reaching out and making connections (on page 26). This article profiles Prof. Asif’s work on designing better cancer treatments using signals from a tiny homing beacon to focus radiation treatments on a specific part of the body. He is collaborating on this project with IBM and sanofi pasteur.

According to Stan Shapson, York VP Research and Innovation:

Governments do a lot of investment in basic reserach, which is critically important in the long term. But government also want to look at opportunities for earlier returns on investment. That’s why it’s important for a university to take applied research and, in some cases, graduate training and experience out into the local community.”

Great article.  Check it out.