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We provide an inter-disciplinary approach to the investigation of Biological, Biochemical, Clinical and Medical areas of research. Our experienced staff offer consulting, experimental design, training, and technical services for electron microscope imaging, immuno-labeling, image analysis, morphometry, and elemental analysis. The CCEM@FHS is the largest diagnostic EM Facility in the country.

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Greyscale TEM image of muscle with 800 nm scale bar.


  • Biological cells/tissue
  • Polymers
  • Viruses
  • Small molecules
  • Metallurgical Samples

SEM image of Biofilm on metal with 2 micrometer scale bar.

  • Surface ultrastructure
  • Particle sizing
  • Heavy atom contrast imaging (backscatter)

TEM of streptococcus with 800 nm scale bar.


  • Ultramicrotomes
  • Cryoultramicrotome
  • Vacuum evaporator
  • Sputter coater
  • Critical point dryer
  • Osmometer
  • Glow discharge device

The CCEM@FHS is located at McMaster University in the hospital, room HSC-3N38. To reach the CCEM, follow directions to the hospital on the map and the directions to campus.