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Centralized Biobank

The Centralized Biobank aims to accelerate the pipeline of diagnostics and therapies for rare diseases.


  • Funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • Storage capacity of > 1 million samples at low temperature (-80°C)
  • > 70,000 samples at -190°C


  • Biomek i7 robotic station
  • 18 ultra-low temperature freezers including 4 with liquid nitrogen backup system
  • 4 cryogenic storage systems (Cryoplus 3)
  • Laboratory space of 290 m2 located in seismic block 9


  • DNA and RNA extractions
  • Preparation of PBMC
  • Preparation of plasma and serum
  • Aliquoting and storage of biospecimens (blood, saliva, urine, breast milk, tissue, other)
  • Coming soon: cell culture, qPCR


A quote will be prepared and sent to you within 72 hours.


Biobank Manager
Jocelyne Ayotte
514 345-4931, ext. 3774

Specialized Technicians

Annie Bilodeau
514 345-4931, ext. 2785

Vanessa Truong
514 345-4931, ext. 2785

Dr. Jacques L. Michaud

Representative – Common platforms
Valerie Villeneuve
514 345-4931, ext. 2786

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Updated on 4/12/2021
Created on 6/11/2019
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