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CMC Microsystems 2007 Annual Symposium Highlights How Canadian Researchers and Developers are Capitalizing on Global Market Opportunity

Media advisory - Showcasing Canada's Scientific and Entrepreneurial Strength in the Development of Low-power Microsystems for Life Sciences, Aerospace

Ottawa, Canada | Posted on October 18th, 2007

Implantable medical devices powered by tiny fuel cells that use the glucose in human blood to generate electricity for blood pressure monitoring and drug delivery...a microchip, the size of a
dime, that releases 10 times more energy than the best rechargeable battery on the market...breakthrough solar cell technology that enables more efficient and cost-effective operation of satellites. The Canadian scientists and entrepreneurs who are developing these and other exciting micro- and nanotechnology innovations are among the experts headlining theCMC Microsystems Annual Symposium on October 18, 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Media are invited to attend this annual R&D event which focuses on
research frontiers in next-generation microsystems. It will emphasize how
cost-effective, high-performance and low-power systems have the potential to
enhance our interaction with each other and the world around us, increase our
productivity, and improve our safety and sense of well-being.

Many innovations are emerging at the forefront of micro- and
nanotechnology with potential application across all sectors of the
economy-from life sciences to aerospace, the environment, energy, and
information and communications technologies. To advance research and
development in these areas, scientists must consider many complex
technological requirements-including innovative approaches to energy
management.

Dr. Ian McWalter, President and CEO of CMC Microsystems, elaborates on
the importance of energy consumption and management in this field of R&D:
"Technological advances in energy scavenging, energy storage and ultra-low
power components are essential to unleashing the potential of micro- and
nano-scale technologies for many potential applications, including implantable
diagnostic or therapeutic devices for disease detection, diagnosis and
treatment, and remote sensor networks for monitoring harsh environmental
conditions."

The technical program of the symposium will feature leading researchers
and entrepreneurs from across Canada and around the world.

Siva Angappan, CEO of Sweet Power Inc. is among the speakers. He heads
the start-up company, based in Victoria BC, that is developing glucose fuel
cells that will power the next generation of implantable medical devices.
Dr. Luc Fréchette, another featured speaker. As Canada Research Chair in
Microfluidics and Power Systems at the University of Sherbrooke, he is
developing miniature fuel cells and turbines that are linked to a miniature
fuel tank - all on a microchip the size of a dime - to create a power source
that will generate 10 times more energy than the best rechargeable batteries
on the market today.
Other speakers include:

- Dr. Jie Chen, Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta; and
Research Scientist, National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT) of the
National Research Council Canada, (Edmonton, Alberta)
- Dr. Simon Fafard, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer,
Cyrium Technologies (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Dan Gale, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, CMC Microsystems
(Kingston, Ontario)
- Dr. Ganesh Kathiresan, Key Account Manager, Toumaz Technology
(Abingdon, United Kingdom)
- Brian Matas, Vice President, Market Research, IC Insights (Scottsdale,
Arizona)

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2007
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon St., Ottawa, Ontario
Phone: 1.613.237.3600
Time: 8AM-9PM

- Opening remarks: 8:15AM
- Technical program: 8:20AM - 12 Noon
- Poster presentations and demonstrations by Canadian graduate
students and researchers: 12:30 Noon - 4:30PM
- Research and Innovation Agencies and Vendors Exhibition:
12:30 Noon - 4:30PM
- Reception and awards ceremony: 5:30PM - 9PM

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About CMC Microsystems
CMC Microsystems builds partnerships among government, industry and
universities to enable and accelerate Canada's global competitiveness in
microsystems. As Canada's leader in the provision of national infrastructure
for microsystems research and technology development in universities, CMC
provides leading-edge tools and technologies for world-class research leading
to innovation and the commercialization of microsystems. CMC's membership
includes 42 universities, one college, and 27 industrial organizations.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Sonya Shorey
Director of Marketing
Communications
CMC Microsystems
(613) 851-9416

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