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 and specialized colorations. These colorations are generally the first steps in the process of microscopic examination of the tissues.

The platform team also offers an immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and immunogold service to evaluate the expression of specific cellular and subcellular constituents. The techniques may also be associated with other activities developed by the platform such as laser microdissection.

We also have a slide scanner (Hamamatsu nanozoomer) available. Other specialized applications are also available through the Center for Materials Characterization at the Université de Sherbrooke such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM).


Development Phase

3001, 12 e Avenue Nord
Sherbrooke, Québec
J1H 5N4