CAMTEC Biomedical Core

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CAMTEC Biocore student, Anna Masarsky, work inside a biosafety cabinet in the background.

The CAMTEC Biomedical Core website is largely out-of-date and we are in the process of re-making our website. Watch this space for a new, more user-friendly, up-to-date website arriving during the Fall of 2021! In the meantime, if you have any questions about facility access, please contact our lab manager: Rebecca Hof ( 


Welcome to the Biomedical Core, an open-access user facility spread across two Department of Chemistry Biosafety Level 2 labs in the Bob Wright Centre and Petch buildings, as well as a third lab space shared in partnership with the Department of Biology. The Biomedical Core is part of the Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC) at the University of Victoria.

CAMTEC - Biomedical Core houses a diverse set of equipment for bio-sample preparation, purification, and analysis. This includes a complete set of instruments required for using recombinant E. coli expression to go from gene to purified protein, equipment for characterizing purified proteins, facilities for culturing and studying mammalian cells, an advanced multimode plate reader, and a Biacore surface plasmon resonance (SPR) instrument. 

We offer consistent protocols and hands-on training to all users so that they can become proficient with each of the above techniques. Anyone may apply to use the facility, regardless of discipline, whether for academic or commercial purposes. Users may arrange for training or commission our services directly. Different experiments in the CAMTEC - Biomedical Core will require different levels of bio-safety certification. Bio-safety training is available through UVic Occupational Health and Safety for those who need it. Please contact us if you think we might be of assistance.