Bioengineering & Organoids Technology platform – BET

The Bioengineering & Organoids Technology platform is a new platform of EPFL School of Life Sciences that is currently being established in the AGORA Cancer Research Center in Lausanne.

Mouse Pathology Facility – MPF

The Mouse Pathology Facility (MPF) is a histology platform whose mission is to provide in-depth histological analysis. The MPF at AGORA is a branch of the MPF Epalinges platform. This platform is able to offer all types of histology work to research groups affiliated to AGORA. In addition, the platform makes part of its equipment available to research groups.

Flow cytometry Facility – FCF

The Flow Cytometry Facility at the University of Lausanne was created in January 2011. We are currently equipped with 16 analytical flow cytometers and 5 cell sorters located on 2 sites (Biopole SE-D in Epalinges at the CLE campus and in the Agora Cancer Center at the CHUV Bugnon campus).

In Vivo Imaging Facility – IVIF

The In Vivo Imaging Facility (IVIF) offers state-of-the-art, non-invasive, multimodal in vivo imaging services (MRI, microCT, in vivo bioluminescence/fluorescence, Intravital 2-photon microscopy, Radiotherapy, PET/CT and ultrasound) for the study of preclinical pathological models in live animals. The platform is directly integrated into the AIVC in the same controlled sanitary space, which allows the mice to be housed for the duration of their follow-up under optimum sanitary and regulatory conditions, as well as satisfying “Reduce” and “Refine” of the “3Rs” rule for animal experimentation.

Cellular Imaging Facility – CIF

The CIF platform, created in 2003 thanks to a partnership between UNIL and the CHUV, is currently composed of four antennas located at Bugnon 9 (CIF Bugnon), at Dorigny (CIF Dorigny), on the Epalinges site (CIF Epalinges) and, as of 2018, in the AGORA research centre (CIF AGORA). The mission of the CIF platform is to meet the needs of researchers in the field of optical imaging, covering wide-field optical microscopy (fluorescence and transmission), confocal microscopy, ion imaging and videomicroscopy, as well as the processing and analysis of digital images.

AGORA In Vivo Center – AIVC

The AGORA AIVC is part of the FBM animal facilities and is supervised by the FBM Veterinarian-in-Charge/ Head of the facility. The Veterinarian is responsible for the health care and welfare of the animals as well as the husbandry practices. Under the supervision of the veterinarian, all those involved are specifically trained and committed to the internationally recognised “3R” principles, which state that animal experiments can only be carried out if there are no suitable alternative methods.