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 labEquipmentFunction
Polymer Biomaterials For Regenerative MedicineMETTLER TOLEDO DSC-1 Differential Scanning CalorimeterMeasures thermal properties of materials
 Nicolet ATR-FTIR scanning microscopeFourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Indicates the presence of chemical functional groups on material surfaces.
 Olympus FV1000 confocal laser scanning microscopeAllows detailed visualization of materials and cells
  • Octane Group
  • CellScale Biomaterials Testing