Our Story

who we are

We are 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 diversity drives disruptive ideas that will transform our health.

We are passionate about collaborating with researchers and industry around the world to push the limits of our technology and make a real impact.


what we do

We’ve combined the power of microfluidics and 3D bioprinting to fuel medical research and the development of bioprinted therapeutics that will save lives and make people healthier.

how we work

The Aspect Biosystem:technology + expertise plus Internal Programs. Discovery Ecosystem. Commercial Partners equals Commercialized tissue therapeutics

our team

Tamer Mohamed

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Zealous Soccer Player

An entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, Tamer currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Tamer co-founded Aspect in 2013 and has played a leading role in our 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 developed our commercial products. In his previous appointment as Chief Technology Officer of the company, Tamer drove the innovation and development of the company’s core technologies and intellectual property. 

As a leader in the field of 3D bioprinting, he has been invited to speak on this topic at venues ranging from TEDx to industry, scientific, and executive conferences. In 2017, he was awarded BC's Top 40 under 40 award for demonstrating excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. Tamer serves on the Board of Directors for ACETECH, a non-profit training and mentoring organization for CEOs of technology and life sciences companies, and on the Board of Directors for The Stem Cell Network, an organization focused on building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine research sector. 

Tamer holds a B.A.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and M.A.Sc. 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

Sam is the Chief Scientific Officer at Aspect and is responsible for our scientific innovation and development. He has over 10 years of experience leading world-class tissue engineering R&D and currently leads our technical efforts in developing bioprinted tissue applications, both internally and externally. He is a recognized leader in the field of airway tissue engineering and has numerous publications in this area. 

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital, he spearheaded the BioAirway Research Offering New Concepts in Health (BRONCH) partnership, an interdisciplinary, cross-Canada research initiative to develop in vitro 3D human airway tissues. 

Sam holds a Ph.D. in respiratory cell biology from the University of Nottingham.

Sam Wadsworth
Simon Beyer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Painter & Pianist

Simon is the Chief Technology Officer at Aspect and oversees Aspect’s microfluidic 3D bioprinting technology and product development. He leads our engineering team and the development of our core products including bioprinting systems, biomaterials, and microfluidic printheads. Simon is a principle inventor of Aspects microfluidic bioprinting technology with broad expertise developing advanced printing systems for applications including printed electronics, self-assembling nanomaterials, and biomaterials.

Simon holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. 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, Eric leads the expansion of our global partnerships with biopharmaceutical innovators. He 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. Most recently 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 Roos
Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Ray Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Trail Runner

As Chief Financial Officer, 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. After completing his studies in Mathematics and Computation from Loughborough University in the UK, he started his career at Ernst & Young (EY), where he was qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After his time at EY, he joined Eurand, a global specialty pharmaceutical company. As VP, Finance at Eurand, he helped grow the US company from 70 to 330 employees, increase annual revenue from single digits to over $100M, develop and launch Eurand’s first clinical product generating a new $100M revenue stream, and complete a $110M IPO on the NASDAQ in 2007.

Ray was later CFO at Recon Instruments, the world leader in Heads-up Display technology for sports environments that was acquired by Intel for over $175M. Most recently he was CFO of Cross Pacific Capital Partners and several of their portfolio companies in the high-tech space. During this period, he played a leading role in raising significant capital from multiple sources including Lenovo, M Ventures (the venture capital fund of Merck KGaA), and 3M while providing strong financial and operational leadership to multiple corporations across several countries.

Ray Smith
Spiro Getsios

Spiro Getsios

VP, Tissue Engineering

Spiro Getsios, PhD

VP, Tissue Engineering

Master Sous-Chef

Spiro is the VP of Tissue Engineering at Aspect and manages all partnered and internal tissue engineering programs. Spiro was trained as a reproductive and developmental biologist at the University of British Columbia prior to pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. At Northwestern, Spiro rose to the rank of a tenured Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Skin Tissue Engineering while securing federal and industrial funding for his team’s research on cell-cell adhesion and communication systems. 

In 2016, Spiro joined GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in Collegeville, PA as a Director of Biology with a focus on delivering preclinical models for drug discovery and development.  He is an author on >60 research publications.

Spiro Getsios
Stephanie Camacho

Stephanie Camacho

VP, Sales & Marketing

Stephanie Camacho, PhD

VP, Sales & Marketing

Polyglot With Wanderlust

Backed by a passionate and talented team of technical and business professionals, Stephanie leads the expansion of our Discovery Ecosystem and the commercial development of our microfluidic 3D bioprinting platform by overseeing our Sales, Marketing, and Product Management efforts. With over 18 years experience in the commercialization of transformational life science research technologies, Stephanie has developed award winning campaigns and executed highly effective product and customer engagement strategies in large global and small to mid-size organizations. Prior to joining Aspect, Stephanie served as the Director of Marketing at Organovo, a 3D bioprinting company focused on the commercialization of their liver tissue models. 

Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in immunology from the Free University, Berlin, Germany. 


Stephanie Camacho
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Ally MacDonald

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Outdoor Adventurer

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Amanda Fox

Director of Talent

Globetrotter

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Amer Almasri

Senior Accountant

Camper & Kayaker

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Chris Weiss

Manufacturing Technician

Musician and Band Member

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Christopher Dickman

Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Board Game Aficionado

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Divya Bhatnagar

Lead Research Scientist, Bioengineering

World Traveller & Blogger

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Elli Kӓpylӓ

Academic Alliances & Applications Scientist

1960s Music Fan

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Erin Bedford

Head of Discovery Ecosystem & Product Manager

Climber & Explorer

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Fergal Delaney

Contracts Manager

Cyclist & Optimist

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Florentin Wilfart

Director of Product Development & Manufacturing

Explorer & Builder

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Henrik Persson

Microfluidics Engineer

Food Blogger & Adventurer

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Jacek Mis

Business Development Manager

Cyclist & Footballer

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Jackson He

Software Engineer

Amateur Chef & Foodie

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James Melanson

Microfluidics Manufacturing Technician

Running Enthusiast

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Joel Goertz

Director, IP & Licensing

Coffee Connoisseur In Training

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Kamal Khan

Research Scientist, Biomaterials

Sociology & Political Buff

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Katherine Thain

Lab Manager

Gardener & Dog Trainer

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Keddie Brown

Mechanical Engineer

Flat Track Motorcycle Racer

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Kyle Grode

Applications Scientist

Adventure Runner

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Lexcy Li

Market Development Manager

Amateur Stock Trader

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Lin-P'ing Choo-Smith

Grant Manager

Backcountry Canoeist & Adventurer

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Natalie Korenic

Marketing Manager

Hockey Player & Coach

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Nicholas Ramdass

Sales Manager

Writer & Coffee Connoisseur

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Nicole Swanson

Executive Assistant

Hockey & Baseball Mom

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Rishima Agarwal

Research Scientist, Bioengineering

Hip-Hop & Bollywood Dancer

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Sabrina Huston

Microfluidics Manufacturing Technician

Card Game Guru

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Sheng Pan

Research Scientist, Bioengineering

Snow Shredder

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Simona Pelachova

Purchasing & Operations Coordinator

World travelling stargazer

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Suresha Mahadeva

Microfluidics Manufacturing Engineer

Hiker & Gardener

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Usama Khan

Software Engineer

Multi-Sport Athlete

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Valerio Russo

Lead Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Food Challenge Master

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Yang Yu

Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Avid Swimmer & Photographer

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Zhensong Xu

Microfluidics Engineer

Amateur TV Translator

our board members

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems

Konrad Walus

Professor, University of British Columbia

Salim Teja

Partner, Radical Ventures

Christopher Bissonnette

Managing Partner, Pallasite Ventures

Andrew Haughian

Partner, Pangaea Ventures

our advisors

Geoff MacKay

CEO, AVROBIO

Peter Zandstra

CSO, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

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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