Centre of Excellence in Cellular Therapy (CETC)
directed by Martin Giroux
a member since 9/2/2015

Contact Info

For information contact
Martin Giroux.

5142523400 ext. 5852
Hopital Maisonneuve Rosemont
5415, boulevard de l'Assomption
Montreal, Quebec H1T 2M4


Services Provided

This facility provides research grade material and offers production support to both Academics and Companies.

Misc Services

  • GMP production
  • CTA approval/regulatory affairs

Biologics Produced

  • Vaccines
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Bacteria

Notable Affiliations


About this facility

The Centre d'Excellence en Thérapie Cellulaire (CETC) is a four story building and occupies 3 066 m2 (33 000 ft2). The main floor of the CETC facility contains thirteen clean rooms for cell therapy applications. The clean rooms are grouped in a main production zone (7 cleanrooms) and a bioconfinement zone (4 cleanrooms), each with its own access. The main floor is further designed with stringent environmental monitoring guidance that divide the clean rooms in 3 levels:  grade D, grade C and grade B (class 10,000). The lower floor contains the Quality Control laboratory and facilities for shipment, receiving and storage.

The CETC is equipped with all laboratory equipment and innovative technologies to perform diverse cell therapy applications as well as with the analytical equipment to perform the necessary control. This allows the CETC to comply with Good Tissue Practices and Good Manufacturing practices regulations of Canada, the USA and Europe. Finally the CETC management team contains individuals with experience in cell therapy, clinical research and development and the operation of cGMP compliant facilities and allows a cGMP quality system of documentation.