BC Children’s Hospital is home to several specialized scientific facilities that couple technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to enable basic, clinical and applied health research.

Our researchers use these facilities to perform cutting-edge analysis of DNA, proteins and cells, enabling research that contributes to improved clinical practices and furthers scientific understanding of the mechanisms of disease. The facilities operate using an efficient, collaborative and team-based approach. These facilities and services are also available to the external research community.

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT)

The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a number of core facilities and services, including the BioAnalyzer Core Facility, DNA Sequencing Facility, Science Stores and Transgenic Facility.

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Flow Cytometry

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Flow Cytometry core facility provides equipment for cell analysis and full-service cell sorting, as well as flow cytometry training and education for new users.

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Histology and Imaging

The Histology Core Lab is a part of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s community of core facilities. The lab is outfitted with state-of-the-art automated equipment that provides fast turnaround times.

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Tissue and Disease Modeling Core

The Tissue and Disease Modelling Core (TDMC) at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute offers rapid generation of induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) from patient blood samples and editing of the genome of these iPSCs. This facility also offers training to users on the proper culture of pluripotent cells and their differentiation towards various lineages.

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