About Us
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Moving Ideas Forward

In 2017, a group of bioengineers at the University of Victoria designed and developed a prototype smart dressing with breakthrough technology in wound management. After two years of refinement, the team won the Michael Smith Foundation’s Innovation to Commercialization Award to further advance its technology and progress it towards market trials. 


With the revolutionary technology gaining momentum, 4M BioTech Ltd. was launched as a spin-off company* to support the project’s ambitions. Today, 4M BioTech Ltd. strives to save lives through bridging collective knowledge and establishing solutions at the interface of cellular biology, biomaterials, mechanical engineering, and artificial intelligence. With a strong innovation culture, the company’s multidisciplinary team of acclaimed experts bring their passion, knowledge, and expertise to utilize cross-disciplinary synergies and find tech-based solutions to unaddressed world health crises. 



*4M BioTech Ltd. Is licensed by the University of Victoria, which reserves the exclusive rights to the Intellectual Property resulting from the GelDerm wound dressing.
  Diverse Solutions

 At 4M Biotech, we believe creative problem solving is most effective when multiple perspectives and techniques are taken into consideration. Our diverse team of renowned experts utilize cross-disciplinary collaboration to navigate the complex journey of biotechnology development.

Cellular Biology

Study of cell structure and function to assess the biocompatibility of innovative wound dressing biomaterials.

Biomaterials

Engineering smart hydrogel-based substances that interact with biological systems for treating and supporting the healing functions of wounds.

Mechanical Engineering

Applying physics and mathematics with materials science to design and analyze mechanobiological systems.

Artificial intelligence

Identification of wound characteristics using a cross platform web application integrated with machine learning algorithms.

Micro-Nano Technology

Fabrication, miniaturization, and study of biosensors and electromechanical systems with incorporated biomolecules.

Biochemistry

Applying chemistry to the study of biological processes at the cellular and molecular levels of wound healing and bacterial infection.

Team and Leadership

Mohsen Akbari, Ph.D

Chief Technology Officer

Armando Jardim, Ph.D

Director of R&D - Senior Scientist

Zahra Nikdel, Ph.D

Senior Digital Solutions Officer

Brent Godau, MASc

Head of Engineering - Senior Engineer

Tavia Walsh, MASc

Biomedical Engineer

Paul Dupuis, MGB, MSc

Business Development & Marketing Strategist

Neda Savic, Ph.D

R&D Scientist

Zhina Hadisi, MASc

Biomedical Engineer

Ehsan Ghasaei

Software Developer

Antonia van Rijt

Research and Development Assistant

Austyn Roelofs

Biomedical Engineer