Advanced Biomaterials Laboratory (ABiL)

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
What the facility does

Innovative polymer biomaterials synthesis and characterization for regenerative medicine and drug delivery

Areas of expertise

There are three laboratories within the Biosciences Complex of Queen’s University, organized into chemical synthesis, polymer synthesis and characterization and cell culture/histology facilities. Within our laboratories we can assess polymer rheological, mechanical, surface and thermal properties and obtain histological images of stained cells and tissues.

Research services

Polymer characterization, cell and tissue characterization

Sectors of application
  • Chemical industries
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Specialized lab



Polymer Biomaterials For Regenerative Medicine

METTLER TOLEDO DSC-1 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Measures thermal properties of materials


Nicolet ATR-FTIR scanning microscope

Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Indicates the presence of chemical functional groups on material surfaces.


Olympus FV1000 confocal laser scanning microscope

Allows detailed visualization of materials and cells

  • Octane Group
  • CellScale Biomaterials Testing