Bioprinting Facility

Point of contact

Daniel Sorby, MS


Lab location

Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center Building
Room 269

Mailing address

425 East River Parkway
Room 269, MMC 366
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bioprinted M

The University of Minnesota’s Bioprinting Facility studies human cell viability, proliferation, migration, and differentiation, as well as tissue morphogenesis, in three-dimensionally printed tissue constructs.

We synthesize synthetic and natural biomaterials for use as “inks” in bioprinting projects, including decellularized extracellular matrix solutions. We employ a variety of bioprinting techniques and hydrogel crosslinking methods.



U.S. Veteran Engagement Program

The Bioprinting Facility is offering a program to any veterans who are interested in the bioprinting research field.  The program will consist of two free hands-on sessions (flexible scheduling) and will expose veterans to the fields of tissue engineering and bioprinting.

This program is sponsored by ARMI-BioFabUSA

Register for Veteran Engagement Program Here!

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Faculty, Staff and Students

Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, D(ABMLI)

Facility DirectorDr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, D(ABMLI)

Fanben Meng, PhD

Materials Science PostdocFanben Meng, PhD, Materials Science Postdoc

Haylie Helms

Undergraduate Biology StudentHaylie Helms, Undergraduate Biology Student

Daniel Sorby, MS

Facility ManagerDaniel Sorby, MS, Facility Manager

Zachary Galliger

Biomedical Engineering PhD StudentZachary Galliger

Carolyn Meyer

Tissue Engineering Lab ManagerCarolyn Meyer, Tissue Engineering Lab Manager

Ifeolu Akinnola

MSTP Student Ifeolu Akinnola MD/PhD

Dr. Steven Skolasinski, MD

Pulmonary FellowDr. Steven Skolasinski, MD


BioBots 1 and BetaBotBioBots 1 and BetaBot

Custom-Built Pneumatic Soft-Material Extrusion Bioprinter with Laser AssistanceCustom-Built Pneumatic Soft-Material Extrusion Bioprinter with Laser Assistance


Ultimaker 2 Extended+ Alteration (for PCL and Hydrogel Extrusion)Ultimaker 2 Extended+ Alteration (for PCL and Hydrogel Extrusion)

In addition, the University of Minnesota Bioprinting Facility has been accepted into the Aether 1 Beta Program and will receive one of the first beta prototypes.

The University has partnered with industry leaders in robotics and is currently custom-building a laser-assisted bioprinter.

Research collaboration

If you would like the opportunity to collaborate with our facility, please contact the manager, Daniel Sorby, at If your print plan is plausible with our current infrastructure, we will set a meeting to discuss logistics. Priority will be given to University of Minnesota laboratories.

Bioprinter build collaboration

We are also willing to collaborate with labs that have experience in robotics engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, electrospinning, thermoelectric devices, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering in order to build custom bioprinters.