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Our available technology

Our lab is equipped with a variety of equipment and resources that enable us to develop novel cell lines and manufacturing processes for the production, purification and characterization of viral vectors and vaccines. 
Our strategic focus regarding expression platforms is mainly centered around eukaryotic cells-based systems, namely HEK293, VERO cells, and insect derived-cell lines used in the baculoviral expression system. The relevance of these platform resides in the widespread use they are subjected to in the industrial sector.

HEK 293

HEK293 is a cell line originally derived from human embryonic kidney. Besides being commonly used in cancer research it has become an iconic cell line for the production of adenoviral-based and retroviral-based viral vectors.


Insect Cell-Baculovirus

Insect cells used for the expression of recombinant proteins are derived from insects susceptible to the infection of Baculoviruses. By replacing certain viral genes with genes coding for proteins of interest, it is possible to produce a great variety of recombinant products.ore...


Vero Cells

Vero cell line is the most widely used continuous cell line for the production of viral vaccines, including those against  influenza, Japanese encephalitis, polio, and rabies, among other.  The original Vero cell line was derived in 1962 from the kidney of an African green monkey. Vero cells are interferon deficient which could explain its permittivity to many viruses. Learn more...


Pavillon des Sciences Biologiques UQAM 141 President-Kennedy, Room SB-5585 Montreal, QC H2X 1Y4


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