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Core Facilities

Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) has an extensive offering of core facilities that serve internal and external users. Here, scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students and other lab members enjoy access to an impressive array of cutting-edge equipment for a multidisciplinary, and often multi-institutional, spectrum of projects.

1.5T MRI

1.5T MRI

General Electric Signa CV/i MR imaging system with state-of-the-art hardware and software options
Genotyping

Genotyping

Expertise in rodent genotyping and services using high-quality commercial kits
3T MRI

3T MRI

General Electric "long-bore" 16-channel MR imaging system with EXCITE HD technology
Histology

Histology

A fully-equipped lab that offers processing, embedding, sectioning and routine staining
Antibody

Antibody

A large collection of antibodies used as probes to study the development and function of cell lineages
Hybridoma

Hybridoma

A full-service facility that generates cells that produce monoclonal antibodies of desired specificity
A shot of whole-mount tissue samples.

3-D Pathology / Biomarker Imaging

Immunohistochemistry expertise, with a focus in processing, digitizing and analyzing whole-mount applications. 

Proteomics

Proteomics

State-of-the-art high performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry systems
Cytometry and Microscopy

Cytometry and Microscopy

Offers cell sorting, cell analysis, scanning microscope imaging and user training for analyzers and scopes
Transgenic

Transgenic

Technical expertise, equipment and pathogen-free animal quarters for the production of transgenic mice
Device Development Lab

Device Development Lab

Equipped with an advanced machine shop, a clean room and equipment to make prototype medical devices for clinical evaluation and commercialization.
Tumour Bank

Tumour Bank

Freshly frozen and formalin-fixed tumour and normal samples: breast, prostate, colorectal, gynecological

Genomics

Genomics

Equipped with advanced RNA/DNA technologies and expertise for all phases of service
Other large-scale equipment

Other large-scale equipment

Hypoxic chamber, irradiator, microtomes, multiphoton laser scanning microscope and nuclear polarization device