Founded in 2018, Laurentian University’s Perdue Central Analytical Facility (PCAF) is named in honour of Norinne Perdue. The facility is located in the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building (link to map). The PCAF facilitates multi-disciplinary research and collaboration by providing access to analytical instruments and services in a centralized location at Laurentian University. The goal is for the interactions in this new facility to develop new synergies and opportunities.
PCAF offers a range of analytical resources at highly competitive prices to both internal and external clients. Our staff can train your team to operate the advanced instruments hosted in the facility, building the next generation of Highly Qualified People (HQP) and improving the resources for your research team. Samples can also be submitted for analysis by our staff using validated existing and/or newly developed methods.
The facility is more suited to providing advanced analytical services and less suited towards preparation of samples. Hence, where possible, sample preparation, such as, digestion, extraction or filtration should be conducted in another laboratory prior to bringing the samples to the PCAF. Do not hesitate to contact us (email@example.com) for further discuss regarding this matter.