Histology and Immunohistology Laboratory

Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Histology and immunohistology of animal and human tissues.

Areas of expertise

The histology and immunohistology platform is dedicated to vascular disease and associated pathologies. The goal of this platform is to promote scientific collaborations and/or service contracts with academic institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

Research services
  • Fixation,
  • Decalcification,
  • Dissection,
  • Dehydration,
  • Paraffin/OCT/plastic resin embedding,
  • Motorized or cryostat microtome sectioning,
  • Standard and specialized staining,
  • Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence,
  • Morphometric, semi-quantitative and quantitative analysis,
  • Analysis rapport
Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment



Automated microtome

Resin sectioning (hard tissue)

Automated slide stainer for immunohistology

Standardization of immunohistology handling techniques

PT Module

More consistent epitope unmasking for immunohistology

Bright-field microscope (3) linked to an image acquisition system

Taking photos and analysing histological results

  • Dawson College
  • Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
  • McGill University Health Centre
  • Montreal Heart Institute
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • McGill University
  • Université Laval
  • ProMetic Bioscience
  • Betagenex
  • Cerenis
  • XOMA
  • Roche
  • More than 250 collaborations (academic and private) since 2010