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Discovery & Innovation

Phase No. 01

This phase focuses on the identification and validation of new therapeutic targets, as well as the discovery of new molecules with therapeutic or diagnostic potential. These molecules of interest are subsequently modified to improve their pharmacological properties. It is also at this stage that the development of new technologies for research and diagnosis takes place.
The Eastern Townships region particularly stands out in this phase of development and includes research expertise in several areas of life sciences. You can count on different technological platforms, as well as biotechnology companies combining cutting-edge equipment and experienced research teams.

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Phase No. 01
We enable intelligent biomanufacturing, from R&D to full scale production

BioIntelligence Technologies

People at BioIntelligence Technologies design, develop and commercialize intelligent instruments gathering together data from every sources and performing real-time analytics so as to unveil hidden high-level information, enabling continuous optimization of operations and financials.

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Providing a panel of imaging services based on a decade of research expertise

Sherbrooke Molecular Imaging Center

The Sherbrooke Molecular Imaging Center offers services to academic researchers and to industrial partners. The Centre is equipped with instrumentation adapted for imaging mice, rats as well as larger animals such as dogs and monkeys. We develop or adapt our standard operation procedures to suit the needs of the clients. Images are kept on a …

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A collaborative environment conducive to creativity and partnerships

CHUS Research Center

The CHUS Research Center (CRCHUS) has provided cutting-edge scientific and technological leadership for more than 35 years. It is one of the largest research centers in Quebec. It benefits from a location that is most conducive to research by being part of the Centre universitaire de santé et des services social de l’Estrie – Centre …

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Among the most important aging centers in canada

Research Center on Aging

The Research Center on Aging (CDRV) is home to approximatively fifty researchers who work in a variety of scientific disciplines. The Centre also has around twenty associate researchers and over one hundred people who are committed to research in one form or another. The CDRV is one of the most important centres on aging in …

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A unique collection of compounds of great structural diversity

IPS Chemical Library

In 2013, the Sherbrooke Pharmacology Institute (IPS) set up a project to centralize molecules synthesized by its members. This initiative allows the development of a unique collection of compounds of great structural diversity. The increase of chemical knowledge is necessary in order to successfully identify molecules effective on the new therapeutic targets. The compounds of …

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Together for life

CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS

The Act to amend the organization and governance of the health and social services network, including the abolition of regional agencies, made it possible to group all Estrie institutions into one entity now known as the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. The territory now served extends from Lac-Mégantic to Granby and has more than 450,000 …

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Catalyst of innovations through expertises, tools and technological platforms of research and clinical practices

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Université de Sherbrooke

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Université de Sherbrooke (FMHS) is central to health professional training, as well as to the health research and development ecosystem of the Eastern Townships. It plays a pivotal role, with the CIUSSS of Estrie-CHUS, in providing high quality medical education. Multidisciplinary research activities span the entire spectrum …

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IT at the service of health systems

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics

The Interdisciplinary Research Group in Health Informatics (GRIIS) at the Université de Sherbrooke is interested in the contribution of informatics to health systems, both in terms of the provision of care and research. It is uniquely positioned to innovate in the field with contributions from clinical, informatics and ethics. GRIIS’s projects are largely based on …

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Innovative early stage biotech company focused on the discovery and engineering of chicken antibodies that target difficult proteins with a validated, yet unexploited, therapeutic potential.

Immune Biosolutions

We believe that chicken antibodies are an unexploited source of new therapeutics that could save one million lives before 2025. To capture the full potential of chicken antibodies, we have designed a multidisciplinary approach that combines bioinformatics, chemistry, physics, as well as biology, to create the best antibodies. Our platform welcomes outside projects to create …

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Aims to enhance the expertise and achievements of its researchers through partnerships

Phamacology Institute of Sherbrooke

At the Université de Sherbrooke, the status of an institute aims to give added value to research activities in a particular field. At the Pharmacology Institute of Sherbrooke (IPS), the main objective is the development of drugs and diagnostic tools. The expertise of IPS researchers covers a broad spectrum that includes pharmacology, medicinal and organic …

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A university-industry synergy for technological innovation

Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation

The interdisciplinary institute for technological innovation (3IT) is set to be an engine and a showcase for innovative practices in university and industrial research. Socially and economically responsible, 3IT accelerates technology transfer in strategic sectors including medical technologies, information and communication technologies, transportation and energy. The Institute offers an infrastructure for scientific innovation and technology …

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Customized research solutions to meet unique development challenges

IPS Therapeutique Inc.

IPS Therapeutique (IPST) is a Contract Research Organization dedicated to the preclinical evaluation of the efficacy and safety of new drugs using validated and highly predictive models – with a strong cardiovascular focus. IPST believes each study is worthy of tailored protocols designed to maximize the scientific and strategic value of the data generated. We …

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Premium quality safety assessment and analytical research services

Charles River Laboratories

Charles River provides premium quality Safety Assessment and analytical research services to pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical companies worldwide. Our company operates across North America, Europe and Asia. With the help of our employees, our goal is to become the leading provider in research and development for our customers by producing scientific reports of great value …

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A complete suite of mass spectrometry related services

PhenoSwitch Bioscience Inc.

PhenoSwitch Bioscience Inc collaborates with actors in life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies to improve the quality of people’s lives. We believe that mass spectrometry workflows should be easily accessible and easy to use in any laboratory as it is a powerful tool to accelerate, improve and reduce the costs associated with research and development. Our …

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Uncovering the transcribed genome

RNomics Platform

The Université de Sherbrooke RNomics Platform provides a wide range of RT-PCR, Next-Generation Sequencing, and bioinformatics services to the research community across Canada and beyond. Since 2006, we have developed an automated computational and experimental platform for large scale RT-PCR based investigations. Primary applications are for comparative gene expression studies using quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR), …

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Custom solutions for image processing and analysis

Image Analysis and Visualization Platform

Founded in 2011, the Image Analysis and Visualization Platform has had the opportunity to participate in an impressive array of projects to help CRCHUS and other researchers make the most of their data. The analysis of volumes in three (or more) dimensions that come from different modalities such as MRI, PET and CT scanner is …

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A complete service ranging from the preparation of biological samples to their morphological, histological, cellular and ultrastructural analysis

Electron Microscopy and Histology Platform

The platform has  an expertise in the realization of projects requiring histopathology, ultrastructural morphology, subcellular localization and tissue or cell isolation techniques from histological sections obtained by Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM). The primary applications of the platform are tissue fixation, inclusion (paraffin, O.C.T., EPON) and rapid freezing, cutting (microtome, cryostat, ultramicrotome and cryo-ultramicrotome) and routine …

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A wide variety of confocal and conventional microscopes as well as resources for image analysis

Photonic Microscopy Platform

The microscopy platform offers a wide variety of confocal and conventional microscopes as well as resources for image analysis. It is accessible to all members of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as to external users. Training on an individual basis for each of the systems is provided as well as tips …

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Behavioral tests adapted to your needs

Preclinical Phenotyping Platform

Active since 2005, the Preclinical Phenotyping Platform has grown over the years to offer a wide range of behavioural tests. In addition to methods for assessing acute, chronic and tonic pain, the platform can test other behavioural dimensions such as depression, anxiety, memory, learning, motor functions, as well as several physiological parameters (e.g. cardiac function, …

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Identification and quantification of proteins

Proteomics Platform

The Proteomics Platform at the Université de Sherbrooke offers a wide range of mass spectrometry services for the entire research community. The main applications are the identification of purified proteins, proteins in complex samples and post‐translational modifications as well as the use of quantitative proteomics methods (label‐free, SILAC, iTRAQ). We offer sample preparation services including …

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Deepening knowledge with the help of custom molecules

Peptide and Imaging Probe Synthesis Platform

The platform for the synthesis of peptides and imaging probes enables users to synthesize simple peptides or customized complex peptides. Complex peptides that are difficult to access commercially are essential to the work of many researchers, contribute to its originality, and heighten its recognition. This expertise is also essential for the synthesis of imaging probes …

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