Patient Oriented Research

...where cutting edge research meets hands-on clinical care

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) is a research institute within the University of New Brunswick. Founded in 1965 as the "Bio-Engineering Institute", the Institute has evolved to become a world renowned, multi-disciplinary research unit involved in a broad spectrum of activities in biomedical engineering. The Institute's mandate is to further education, research and community service in biomedical engineering.  

The IBME also houses a renowned research clinic focused exclusively on upper-limb prosthetics.  If you or a loved one has a limb deficiency, or you would like to get involved, please visit the Atlantic Clinic for Upper Limb Prosthetics to find out how the IBME can help you.

Students and Researchers at IBME are among the best in the world and continue to expand the possibilities in the biomedical field. Our students have gone on to become world leaders in research and industry.

The IBME hosts a triennial international conference on myoelectric control and upper-limb prosthetics.  Find out more about the last Myoelectric Controls Symposium for professionals involved in both the research and application of prosthetic and myoelectric devices, that was held in Fredericton, August 18th-22nd, 2014.

50th Anniversary of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering

50th Anniversary of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.  Stay tuned for more details and to help us celebrate this milestone.
Ali Hussaini awarded the first annual R.N. Scott Student Merit Award

Ali Hussaini awarded the first annual R.N. Scott Student Merit Award

Congratulations to Ali Hussaini on this well deserved award for outstanding performance and dedication to the IBME.
Did you know?
University of New Brunswick

UNB’s Fredericton campus, located in New Brunswick’s capital, was established in 1785; its Saint John campus, located in New Brunswick’s largest city, was established in 1964.

UNB is among the oldest public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada.

UNB was named Canada's most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada in 2014.
UNB contributes $385 million into the New Brunswick economy.
UNB's Institute of Biomedical Engineering is a world-renowned research facility and one of the oldest solely dedicated to this field.
UNB offers 75 graduate and undergraduate programs.

UNB’s international students originate from more than 100 countries, contributing to the cultural fabric of our host communities and the entire province.