CTB Technology Platforms

Accelerate your research!

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has eight core facilities known as the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) Technology Platforms. Each platform is managed by dedicated experts who will help you design, conduct and analyze the results of your experiments for your research project to be a success.

Their mission is to accelerate scientific research in the life sciences and to help researchers understand, treat and cure diseases by providing

  • access to state-of-the-art technologies and instrumentation;
  • top-level scientific expertise and training.

The platforms were established to support multidisciplinary discovery and innovation, making world-class research accessible to the research community at—and beyond—the RI-MUHC. They serve over 500 users and provide over 700 hours of training per year.

Close-up on the CTB Technology Platforms – view the video

Access our services

Agilent CrossLab logo

Use CrossLab (previously iLab) to book and access services.
Follow these instructions if you need a new account.
Consult our prices.

News and events

Cutting-edge facilities and expertise on display at the 2023 Platform Expo

Researchers and trainees learn from the experts in an interactive half-day event

Seeking to understand how cancer spreads

A new RI-MUHC research study identifies the role of neutrophil extracellular traps in promoting cancer metastasis to the lymph nodes

Expo Platform 2023

Join us to learn about the latest applications developed by each platform, the state-of-the-art technologies and to discover exciting opportunities to accelerate your research.


“The RI-MUHC Proteomics Platform provided extraordinary assistance in carrying out our research project and in conducting our clinical study. The team … did an exceptional job of research, experimental validation and methodological support in connection with the development of an LC-MS method for a very difficult/labile molecule. We sincerely thank them for all the work accomplished. We highly recommend their services.”

— Marie-Claude Battista, PhD, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

“Biospective has been working closely with the team at the RI-MUHC SAIL Platform for over three years. The platform and the extensive range of equipment available make a significant contribution to both our research as well as our corporate objectives. We continue to have a productive and fruitful collaboration, and we sincerely appreciate the professionalism shown by the staff, and the fact that they are always available to help us push forward our projects."

— Simone Zehntner, PhD, Biospective

Contact us

We welcome your general inquiries about the CTB Technology Platforms. Contacts provided on each platform page are happy to answer questions about their services.

Lise Sirois
Lise Sirois

Administrative Technician, Operations and Platforms

Patrice Vaillancourt, M.Sc
Patrice Vaillancourt, M.Sc.

Manager, Operations and Platforms


Explore research at the RI-MUHC