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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

Contact Us

Marcia's headshot. Person with light hair and blue shirt smiling at the camera.
Marcia Reid

Research Technician

905 525 9140 ext 22435

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.