About the Nanoscale Biomedical Imaging Facility (NBIF)

About the Nanoscale Biomedical Imaging facility

State-of-the-art microscopy equipment and services.

The Nanoscale Biomedical Imaging Facility combines state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertise in a user-friendly environment that’s available for scientists, researchers, and collaborators around the world pursuing health-care research through electron microscopy.

The facility was founded as a joint facility of Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute. It now includes infrastructure obtained by SickKids Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, and the University of Toronto. It is located in the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning (PGCRL) at SickKids, and provides microscopy services to scientists throughout Toronto and the scientific community at large.

Use the same equipment and facilities SickKids scientists employ in their groundbreaking studies.

The Nanoscale Biomedical Imaging Facility provides expertise in electron microscopy, offering imaging solutions for a variety of research endeavours – from molecular and cell biology, to inorganics using cyro-electron microscopy (CryoEM), conventional transmission electron microscopes, (TEM) and 3D-scanning electron microscopes (SEM).
Universities, hospitals, and other institutions across Toronto and Ontario pursuing groundbreaking research need equipment and facilities to match their innovation – that’s what the Nanoscale Biomedical Imaging Facility offers your research team.

Three sub-cores

The facility consists of three sub-cores, listed below. Visit each page for more information about how our services and facilities can elevate your next research study.