Canadian Blood Services, through its Centre for Innovation, conducts and supports research in key priority areas that span the translational continuum from “bench to bed side.” The focus is on transfusion science and medicine but also emerging related fields such as cellular therapies (in particular hematopoietic stem cell transplantations) and organ and tissue transplantation.
Instrumental to the Centre for Innovation’s research efforts are discovery research laboratories and product and process development laboratories. Led by Canadian Blood Services staff investigators, these laboratories are located within Canadian academic research centres or within Canadian Blood Services facilities.
Complementing the core Canadian Blood Services research laboratories, the Centre for Innovation plays a key role in facilitating a national and international network of blood system experts to address today’s issues and prepare us for tomorrow. Through a series of funding programs and research collaborations, the Centre for Innovation supports a vast network of Canadian and international investigators and partners.
The Centre for Innovation works closely with Canadian Blood Services supply chain, developing and executing product and process development projects to enhance and advance Canadian Blood Services operations for the benefit of Canadian patients and the health care system.