Containment Level 3 (CL3) Platform, Tuberculosis Research

Overview of Services


Containment Level 3 (CL3) for Tuberculosis research at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre


The RI MUHC CL3 (also known as Containment Level 3) Platform for TB research meets the highest safety standards defined by Canadian guidelines (PHAC ).  Work carried out in this Facility includes all experimental procedures where there is manipulation of live Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The Platform is available to RI MUHC researchers, affiliated researchers/collaborators and external researchers working on tuberculosis.  All work to be carried out in the CL3 Lab must follow the established SOPs, as defined in the Platform's SOP manual.


The RI MUHC CL3 Core Platform has two laboratories for bacterial manipulation and an animal holding room.  The RI MUHC CL3 lab must follow strict adherence to procedure, once a set of investigations is approved, the facility manager will oversee training and provide both guidance to researchers and monitoring of experiments.

For further information on the RI MUHC CL3 TB Platform, please contact Fiona McIntosh, Platform manager, at: 514-934-1934 Ext. 44619


Getting Started


  • To request training, you must have an iLab account. Sign up for a new account using the link in the upper right hand corner, or click here. For help with the registration process follow the how-to instructions here


  • Once you have an iLab account, you may log in to request training. Login with your approved credentials in the upper right hand corner.


  • Need a password? Reset your password here.







Dr. Marcel A. Behr
Research Insitute of the McGill University Health Centre
1001 Blvd. Decarie, Room EM3-3211
Montreal QC, H4A 3J1

Phone: 514 934-1934 (42815)




      McGill International TB Centre





Fiona McIntosh
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
1001 Blvd. Decarie, Room EM3-3211
Montreal QC, H4A 3J1

phone: 514-934-1934 Ext.44619

Location and hours of operation



Always open
1001 Blvd. Decarie
Montreal QC
H4A 3J1

Links and Resources


Containment Level 3 at the MUHC Research Institute

RIMUHC Technology Platforms website 

Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines