4 femmes portant un équipement de protection individuelle


Olfa Debbeche

Olfa Debbeche


The CRCHUM’s biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) core facility is one of the best scientific facilities of this type in Canada. It was designed to provide an extremely safe research and training environment.  

It allows research teams to safely handle and store infectious biological agents belonging to risk group 3.  

The BSL-3 is accredited by the Public Health Agency of Canada and fully meets the physical and operational requirements of the Canadian Biosafety Standard.  

Our facility ensures user safety, while preventing the spread of pathogens to adjacent laboratories and the environment.  

Our institutional permit for infectious biological agents of risk group 3 was amended in 2020 to include the SARS-CoV-2 virus and bacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. 

Our team

Olfa Debbeche

Olfa Debbeche




Nicolas Chomont

Ph. D.

Scientific Advisor

In figures

  • 8 research teams

    > 50 users

    > 5,000 entries per year and > 70 samples processed per year

    45 mentions in publications

In images

Plateforme NC3