The Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry working in a broad range of fields, including bio and soft materials.
The CCEM houses a variety of electron and ion microscopes, including the only atom probe in Canada, and is used by researchers and industry from a broad range of fields including energy, metallurgy, electronics, nuclear and nanomaterials. Researchers are also able to train on any of the CCEM’s instruments.
In a move that increased accessibility and collaboration at McMaster’s electron microscopy facilities, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM) recently merged with the Faculty of Health Sciences electron microscopy facility to create a joint initiative.
CCEM has partnered with NRC-IRAP to provide specialized services for companies looking to access world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise. Funding excepted to be available starting April 1, 2021
CCEM can provide
· Chemical specimen processing and resin embedding of biological samples
· Room temperature and frozen sectioning of samples
· Structural and compositional data and elemental maps of biological cells/tissue, polymers, viruses, and small molecules
· Immuno-labelling techniques
· 2D and 3D imaging and data reconstruction
· chemical analysis, mapping, 3D reconstruction
· analysis of beam sensitive materials