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TransBIOTech carries out its research operations in the technology complex of the Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon. These facilities, constructed in two phases between 2002 and 2010, are valued at nearly 14 M $ and are entirely dedicated to applied research and services for biotechnology companies operating in the life sciences sector. The centre is composed of laboratories for molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, cell culture, and analytical chemistry. An animal house for small rodents, accredited by the Canadian Council on Animal Care is also available for use in the experimental protocols and for companies. All our laboratories meet Health Canada’s standards for containment level 2 facilities.

Over the years, the research centre has acquired state-of-the-art technological equipment used in research across the fields of health and life sciences. In 2013, more than 2 M $ of new equipment were acquired. Below you will find a list of several of the devices and equipment, categorized by field, that are available to our team of scientists:

Pharmacology field

  • In vivo imaging system
  • Ventilated cages
  • Metabolic cages
  • UVA and UVB radiation unit
  • System for preparing and staining histological sections (immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence)
  • Cryotome

Chemistry field

  • High performance liquid chromatographs (3 HPLC)
  • Ultra performance liquid chromatographs (4 UPLC)
  • Ultra performance supercritical fluid chromatograph (UPC2)
  • The liquid chromatographs are coupled with the following detection modes :
    • Refraction index detector (RID)
    • Diode array detector (DAD)
    • Fluorescence detector (FLD)
    • Evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD)
    • Electrochemical detector (coulometric and amperometric modes)
    • Single quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS)
    • Triple quadrupole mass spectrometers (MS/MS, QQQ)
    • Quadrupole/time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometer with ion mobility (MS/MS, QTOF/IMS)

  • Gas chromatograph (GC) with FID and FPD detector
  • Fast-GC with single quadrupole mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Fast-GC with triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (GC-MS/MS, QQQ)
  • Fast-GC with atmospheric pressure ionisation tandem mass spectrometers

Biology field

  • Flow cytometer
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • Real-time PCR
  • Bioreactor
  • Plate reader (ELISA, fluorescence, luminescence)
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Robot for handling liquid

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