3D bioprinting and regenerative medicine laboratory

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
What the facility does

Uses a variety of techniques to engineer human tissues, including 3D bioprinting.

Areas of expertise

The lab combines pluripotent stem cells, controlled drug delivery, 3D printing, and biomaterial scaffolds for engineering neural tissue.

Research services

Live cell imaging, flow cytometry, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, microplate reader, next generation DNA sequencing, 3D bioprinting

Sectors of application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing


Specialized labEquipmentFunction
 CELLCYTE Live Cell ImagerAn automated microscopy for quantifying cell behavior.
 Tecan Infinite™ 200Pro Microplate ReaderUses advanced optics and high-performance detectors for the fluorescence, luminescence and absorbance readings. 
 Illumina MiSeq systemHigh throughput benchtop DNA sequencer.
Wet labPCR machines 
 Flow cytometer 
 Tissue culture incubators (2) 
 Biosafety Level II hoods (2) 
 Western blot imager 
 RX1 bioprinterA sophisticated bioprinter for generating tissues from living cells
 Bio X and Lumen X bioprinter 
  • MedGenesis Therapeutix
  • STEMCELL Technologies
  • StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
  • iPROGEN Biotech
  • Aspect Biosystems
  • Immunoprecise Antibodies 
  • Axolotl Biosciences
Stephanie Willerth, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineeringhttp://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/chairholders-titulaires/profile-eng.aspx?profileId=3094
The Stem Cell Podcast: 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering featuring Dr. Stephanie Willerth.https://podcasts.apple.com/jm/podcast/ep-135-3d-bioprinting-tissue-engineering-featuring/id711463982?i=1000429218167
BEaTS Research Radio’s Podcast: Curiosity Capsules with Dr. Stephanie Willerth.https://beatsresearchradio.buzzsprout.com/591520/9785862-episode-2-curiosity-capsules-with-dr-steph…