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U of T is helping to create a culture of innovation
Dentistry professor Paul Santerre understands the world of start-up companies. Ten years ago, well before assuming his current role as director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Santerre discovered a way to control the adverse r

Dentistry professor Paul Santerre understands the world of start-up companies. Ten years ago, well before assuming his current role as director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Santerre discovered a way to control the adverse reactions of cells to medical implants. That idea sparked the establishment of Interface Biologics, a company that now employs 18 people, holds 10 patents and recently signed a deal with a multibillion-dollar health-care company specializing in dialysis systems.

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