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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.

TEM image of a muscle. Greyscale image with scale bar of 800 nm in the bottom.

Ultrastructure

  • Biological cells/tissue
  • Polymers
  • Viruses
  • Small molecules
  • Metallurgical Samples
Picture of JEOL 1200EX and controls.

JEOL 1200EX TEMSCAN

  • AMT Digital Camera (4 megapixels)
  • Rotation Holder
SEM image of a biofilm on metal. Greyscale image with scale bar of 2 micrometers in the bottom.
  • Surface ultrastructure
  • Particle sizing
  • Heavy atom contrast imaging (backscatter)
Picture of Tescan Vega LSU SEM. SEM on the left of the desk with two monitors and two CPUs to the right of the picture.

TESCAN VP

  • Secondary electron detector
  • Backscatter electron detector
  • X-Ray Microanalysis System
  • (Oxford Inca System with an 80 mm2 window)
  • Transmission Electron Detector
  • Cold Stage
TEM image of streotococcus. Greyscale image with scale bar of 400 nm in the bottom.

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT

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

Contact Us

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Marcia Reid

Research Technician

905 525 9140 ext 22435 westm@mcmaster.ca

The CCEM@FHS is located at McMaster University in the hospital, room HSC-3N38. To reach the CCEM, follow directions to the hospital (building #37 on the map) and the directions to campus.

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