Our Story

who we are

We are a Canadian biotechnology company with a bold team of innovators & entrepreneurs from all over the globe.

Bringing together different backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise defines who we are and what we do.

what we stand for

We believe that collaboration and diversity drive disruptive ideas that will transform our health.

We are passionate about pioneering a new category of regenerative medicine to improve the lives of millions of people.

what we do

We develop bioprinted tissue therapeutics that are designed to replace, repair, or supplement biological functions in the body.

These implantable tissues have the potential to transform how we treat currently incurable diseases.

our team

Tamer Mohamed

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Zealous Soccer Player

A bioengineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, Tamer currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aspect Biosystems. Tamer co-founded Aspect in 2013 and has played a leading role in overall corporate, business, and technology development. Under his leadership, we have secured significant funding, entered strategic collaborations with best-in-class pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and built a world-class team. 

As a leader and visionary in the field of regenerative medicine, Tamer has been invited to speak at venues ranging from TEDx to industry, scientific, and executive conferences. He was selected as a Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst in 2022, named among the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs in 2022, and has received awards for both BC's Top 40 Under 40 and Top 30 Under 30 for demonstrating excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. He is also a Board Member at The Stem Cell Network, an organization focused on building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine research sector.

Tamer holds a BASc in Biomedical Engineering and MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Tamer Mohamed
Sam Wadsworth

Sam Wadsworth

Chief Scientific Officer

Sam Wadsworth, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Tennis & Badminton Nut

As Chief Scientific Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Sam is responsible for our scientific innovation and development. He co-founded the company in 2013 and currently leads our technical efforts in developing bioprinted tissue applications, both internally and externally. 

Sam has over 15 years of experience leading world-class tissue engineering R&D and is a recognized leader in the field. He has publications in multiple engineered tissue types including airway, skeletal muscle, neuronal, cartilage, liver and pancreas. Prior to Aspect, Sam was a Research Fellow at the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital where he spearheaded interdisciplinary, cross-Canada research initiatives to engineer complex 3D human airway tissues and developed cell culture media products that have since been successfully commercialized. 

Sam holds a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Nottingham.

Sam Wadsworth
Simon Beyer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Painter & Pianist

As Chief Technology Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Simon oversees the advancement of our biomanufacturing technologies. He co-founded the company in 2013 and currently leads our engineering teams and the development of our core technologies, including bioprinting systems, microfluidic printheads, biomanufacturing automation, software, and machine learning. 

Simon is a principal inventor of Aspect's microfluidic bioprinting technology with broad expertise developing advanced printing systems for applications including printed electronics, self-assembling nanomaterials, and biological tissue.

Simon holds a BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Simon Beyer
Eric Roos

Eric Roos

Chief Business Development Officer

Eric Roos

Chief Business Development Officer

Ski Bum & Sailor

As Chief Business Development Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Eric leads the expansion of our global partnerships with biopharmaceutical innovators. 

Eric has over 30 years of experience in the development of biopharmaceuticals, cell therapies, and regenerative medicine products. His leadership roles in the cell therapy industry spanned a multitude of responsibilities including leading early phase development, process optimization, clinical trial execution, and business development. During his decade-long tenure at Thermo Fisher Scientific, he was responsible for building global strategic alliances and expanding their Cell & Gene Therapy Business Unit. 

Eric holds a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University.

Eric Roos
Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Ray Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Trail Runner

As Chief Financial Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Ray is responsible for the company's financial management and business operations.

Ray is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of experience leading finance teams in rapidly growing businesses. He started his career at Ernst & Young before joining global specialty pharmaceutical company, Eurand. As its VP, Finance, he helped grow the US company revenue tenfold, develop and launch Eurand’s first clinical product, and complete a $110M IPO on the NASDAQ. Most recently he was CFO of Cross Pacific Capital Partners and several of their portfolio companies in the high-tech space, where he played a leading role in raising significant capital while providing strong financial and operational leadership to multiple corporations across several countries.

Ray is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computation from Loughborough University.

Ray Smith
Spiro Getsios

Spiro Getsios

Senior VP, Preclinical R&D

Spiro Getsios, PhD

Senior VP, Preclinical R&D

Master Sous-Chef

As Senior Vice President of Preclinical Research & Development at Aspect Biosystems, Spiro manages our preclinical R&D program focused on type 1 diabetes, overseeing our in vivo sciences, biomaterials, and tissue therapeutic research groups.

Spiro completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he was a tenured Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Skin Tissue Engineering. He later joined GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals as Director of Biology with a focus on delivering preclinical models for drug discovery and development.

Spiro holds an MSc and PhD in Reproductive and Developmental Biology from the University of British Columbia and is an author on 75+ research publications.

Spiro Getsios
Jack Harvey

Jack Harvey

Senior VP, Process Development & Manufacturing

Jack Harvey

Senior VP, Process Development & Manufacturing

Data Fanatic & Wandering Hockey Fan

As Senior Vice President of Process Development and Manufacturing at Aspect Biosystems, Jack oversees the build-out of our clinical and commercial-scale GMP biomanufacturing for our bioprinted tissue therapeutics. 

Jack has over 30 years of strong scientific, cell therapy development, and manufacturing experience. He has deep expertise in the development and optimization of cell-based production systems in complex regulatory environments, with a proven track record of guiding and executing organization-wide product development strategies from concept to commercialization. He most recently served as Vice President of Bioprocessing for Humacyte, Inc. and has previous held leadership roles at Lonza and other major pharma and biotech companies. 

Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Harvard University and a Master of Public Health in Health Law from Boston University.

Jack Harvey
Amanda Fox

Amanda Fox

Senior Director, People & Culture

Amanda Fox

Senior Director, People & Culture


As Senior Director of People & Culture at Aspect Biosystems, Amanda is responsible for leading and developing our talent acquisition and management strategy. 

Tech is her passion and people are front and centre of everything she does. Prior to joining Aspect, Amanda spent 9 years in various talent acquisition positions for technology and engineering companies going through high growth periods. 

Amanda is a Registered Professional Recruiter and holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

Amanda Fox
Joel Goertz

Joel Goertz

Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing

Joel Goertz

Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing

Coffee Connoisseur in Training

As Senior Director of Licensing & Intellectual Property at Aspect Biosystems, Joel performs critical business development functions and oversees all matters related to our agreements and intellectual property.

With more than 15 years of experience in management and commercialization of intellectual property assets, Joel has held a cross section of roles in the life science industry, providing expertise in business development and licensing, intellectual property management, technology assessment, and venture financing. Prior to joining Aspect, Joel worked for STEMCELL Technologies where he provided business development support to an emerging product diversification strategy and contributed to various senior level corporate development projects including M&A.

Joel holds a BSc in Cell & Developmental Biology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Biomedical Technology from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Joel Goertz
Erin Bedford

Erin Bedford

Head of Bioprinting Innovation

Erin Bedford, PhD

Head of Bioprinting Innovation

Climber & Explorer

As Head of Bioprinting Innovation at Aspect Biosystems, Erin leads the team working to expand the potential applications of our microfluidic 3D bioprinting platform through internal R&D activities and external partnerships with academic researchers. 

Erin originally joined the company as an Applications Scientist and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in microfluidic 3D bioprinting and the bioprinting space.

Erin holds a BASc in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in Nanotechnology Engineering/Chemistry from the University of Waterloo and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Erin Bedford
Natalie Korenic

Natalie Korenic

Head of Marketing & Communications

Natalie Korenic

Head of Marketing & Communications

Hockey Player & Coach

As Head of Marketing & Communications at Aspect Biosystems, Natalie manages our corporate communications, digital marketing, branding, and conference planning. 

As one of the first full-time hires at Aspect, Natalie has broad knowledge and experience across various business functions in the company. She is a skilled and adaptable communicator who is passionate about sharing the amazing science and technology at Aspect with the world. Outside of professional life, she is an avid ice hockey player and coach, and has been awarded BC Female Coach of the Year by Hockey Canada.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing & International Business from the University of British Columbia. 

Natalie Korenic
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Angela Dou

Research Associate, Histology

Cosmere Fan

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Annie Tam

Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Avid Reader & Traveller

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Belinda Mejia

Animal Care Technician

Gardener, Reader, & Animal Lover

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Brent Godau

Grant Manager

Vegetable Gardening Golfer

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Carolina Montoya Gonzalez

Purchasing & Operations Coordinator

Aviation Geek & Spiritual seeker

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Catherine Steer

Research Scientist, Immunology

Podcast Lover & Amateur Surfer

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Cesar Alcala

Applications Scientist

Multi-Sports Enthusiast

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Christopher Dickman

Lead Research Scientist

Board Game Aficionado

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Chris Weiss

Machine Shop Manager

Musician & Band Member

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Dulguun Amarkhuu

Microfluidics Manufacturing Technician

Athlete, Runner & Aesthete

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Estefania Sanchez

Shipping & Receiving Assistant

Photography Enthusiast & Outdoor Lover

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Farin Vaez

Research Associate, Cell Biology

Swimmer, Biker, & Shopper

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Fergal Delaney

Senior Licensing Manager

Cyclist & Optimist

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Fiona Li

Animal Care Technician

Badminton Player & Foodie

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Georgia Flood

Process Development Associate

Foodie & Dog Lover

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Hardeep Singh

Research Associate, Biomaterials

Traveller & Indian Classical Music Enthusiast

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Henrik Persson

Microfluidics Engineer

Food Blogger & Adventurer

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Hesham Soliman

Lead Research Scientist, Tissue Engineering

Soccer Enthusiast & Gardener

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Jaedyn Foley

Process Development Associate

Softball Player and Crochet Lover

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Jake Retallick

Machine Learning Engineer

Musician & Cook

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Jordan Yarschenko

Manufacturing Technician

Aspiring Cook & Golfer

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Katherine Thain

Lab Manager

Gardener & Dog Trainer

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Keddie Brown

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Flat Track Motorcycle Racer

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Kelly Hrelja

Research Associate, In Vivo

Bubble Tea Connoisseur & Hiker

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Lin-P'ing Choo-Smith

Director, Preclinical Programs

Backcountry Canoeist & Adventurer

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Lyndsey Hayes

Process Development Associate

Gaelic Footballer & Traveler

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Maria Elena Dela Cruz


Gallivanter & Goal Digger

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Matthew Zeglinski

Lead Quality Control Analyst

Golfer & Cook

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Michael Weiss

Manufacturing Technician

Digital Artist & Cat Lover

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Michelle Farrell

Research Associate, Cell Isolation and Processing

Traveller & Dog Lover

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Mohammad Jafari

Technical Director, Artificial Intelligence

Yoga Enthusiast & Photographer

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Natalie Booth

Graphic Designer

Illustrator & Trail Runner

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Natalie Tang

Lab Technician, Process Development

Hobby Crafter

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Neeraja Nagarajan

Quality Assurance Specialist

Indian Classical Dancer

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Nicole Swanson

Executive Assistant

Hockey & Baseball Mom

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Oksana Nemirovsky

Research Scientist, In Vivo

Gardener & Traveller

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Padmalosini Muthukumaran

Lead Research Scientist, Biomaterials

Indian Classical Dancer

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Paola Romero

Senior Quality Control Microbiology Analyst

Family Adventure Planner & Fondant Art Lover

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Ray Kennedy

Process Development Associate

Chef & Sports Enthusiast

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René Pedroza

Research Scientist, Pancreas Tissue Engineering

Coffee Enthusiast & Aspiring Jazz Bassist

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Reza Jalili

Director, In Vivo Sciences

Hiker & Bookworm

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Rishima Agarwal

Lead Process Development, Bioprinting

Hip-Hop & Bollywood Dancer

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Sabrina Huston

Lead Production Engineer

Card Game Guru

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Sarah Keshvani

Research Associate, Cell Culture

Avid Painter & Voracious Reader

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Shaun Laidlow

Mechanical Engineer

Outdoor Enthusiast & World Traveller

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Sheng Pan

Senior Research Engineer

Snow Shredder

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Shirley Guo


Foodie and Yoga Lover

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Simona Pelachova

Supply Chain Specialist

World Travelling Stargazer

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Sissi Chen

Financial Controller

Skier & Yoga Lover

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Stephanie Campbell

Lead Research Scientist, Therapeutic Cell Platforms

Runner & Aspiring Photographer

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Suresha Mahadeva

Microfluidics Manufacturing Engineer

Hiker & Gardener

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Usama Khan

Lead Software Engineer

Multi-Sport Athlete

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Yao Wan

Technology & Patent Analyst

Global Food & Travel Enthusiast

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Zainab Bazzi

Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Runner & Amateur Softball Player

our board members

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems

Nancy Krieger, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Talaris Therapeutics

Don Haut, PhD

CEO, Carmine Therapeutics

Devyn Smith, PhD

CEO, Arbor Biotechnologies

Salim Teja

Partner, Radical Ventures

Christopher Bissonnette, PhD

Managing Partner, Pallasite Ventures

Andrew Haughian

Partner, Pangaea Ventures

our scientific advisors

James Shapiro, MD, PhD

Professor, University of Alberta

Anil Dhawan, MD

Professor, King's College London

Jane Lebkowski, PhD

President of R&D, Regenerative Patch Technologies

Shinichiro Ogawa, MD, PhD

Affiliate Scientist, McEwen Stem Cell Institute

Omid Vieseh, PhD

Professor, Rice University

Geoff MacKay


Diversity makes us stronger.

Our strength has always been in our diversity. Different people, thinking differently, unified in creating a world that is better for us all.

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