Aquatic containment facility


Aquatic containment facility

CFIA certified AQC3 facility containing dry and wet lab space for study of aquatic pathogens and invasive species. Disease challenge experiment on marine or freshwater species with flow-through water systems, heated or ambient cold-water. Small recirculation systems are also available.

Currently configured wet space is of 12 x 500 L tanks. Smaller aquariums may be set-up in configurable space. All water is treated by filtration and UV. Dry lab spaces contain fish cell culture incubators, -80 freezers, BSCs and associated laboratory equipment.


Research Facility

Cold-ocean Deep-sea Research Facility
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

The Cold-Ocean Deep-Sea Research Facility (CDRF) at the Ocean Sciences Centre provides researchers with access to state of the art infrastructure and equipment for the study of aquatic organisms, especially those from the cold waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans.

The CDRF offers researchers unique facilities, including a local seawater line for a continuous flow-through water supply to a AQC3 certified biocontainment facility. The facility is newly equipped with histology, microscopy, deep-sea and disease challenge equipment.
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Education
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Ocean Industries

Industry Liaison Officer

Matt Grimes
Technology Commercialization Officer


Stephen Hill Primary Contact
Manager, CDRF

Date submitted: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 9:56 AM
Date updated: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 9:57 AM

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