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Institutional Mother-Child Biobank

The Institutional Mother-Child Biobank's mandate is to support teams in their research efforts to develop new diagnostic and prevention strategies for the benefit of children with rare diseases.

Also, a section for pediatric cancers, which has existed for more than twenty-five years and whose expertise at CHU Sainte-Justine is recognized worldwide, has been integrated into the biobank.

Description

  • Storage capacity of > 1 million samples at low temperature (-80°C)
  • > 70,000 samples at -190°C

Infrastructure

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Operation

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

Team

Institutional Mother-Child Biobank Manager

Jocelyne Ayotte
514 345-4931, ext. 3774
jocelyne.ayotte.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Pediatric Cancer Section Manager

Thomas Sontag
514 345-4931, extension 3625
thomas.sontag.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Specialized Technicians

Annie Bilodeau
514 345-4931, ext. 2785
annie.bilodeau.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Vanessa Truong
514 345-4931, ext. 2785
vanessa.truong.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Director

Dr. Jacques L. Michaud

Representative – Common platforms

Valerie Villeneuve
514 345-4931, ext. 2786
valerie.villeneuve.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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Updated on 6/16/2021
Created on 6/11/2019
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