Expertise to support your critical research, development and commercialization milestones.


MSS is more than just a laboratory

We are a flexible provider of translational research and related services to clients here in Toronto or around the globe. We support biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device/diagnostic companies, researchers and external clinics.

No matter where you are in the discovery or development process, our in-house expertise, cutting-edge technologies and networked resources can help achieve your goals. We offer unique “bench-to-bedside” integrated services for clinical trials, and diagnostic and biomarker development. See below for more details on our full panel of laboratory and “beyond the bench” services.

Laboratory Services

MSS has one of the largest central laboratory facilities in Canada. We offer laboratory services in clinical testing, specialty and esoteric testing, assay development and validation, genomic services, and histology research services. Our core laboratory services focus on special chemistry, histology, molecular diagnostics, and access to microbiology and flow cytometry.

MSS offers a panel of more than 2,000 routine and specialty assays, and conducts more than three million tests per year. We operate leading-edge platforms to provide our clients with the latest technologies to advance their clinical development projects. Our wide variety of state-of-the-art instrumentation provides easy access to gold standard results at industry-leading turnaround times. MSS offers analytical services for conventional blood, urine and serum tests run on the most advanced automated reference lab equipment. Highly specialized immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and molecular tests are also available to meet your customized research needs.

MSS complies with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) principles for every project where required.  Our facilities are audited by FDA and private regulatory agents regularly, with consistent success. Our accreditations include:

  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation
  • ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence
Please take a look through our services catalogue and contact us to learn more about customization for your laboratory needs and additional support services.
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and Biobanking

Through our laboratory services and network, we have strong involvement in the Toronto research community. We provide laboratory services to researchers at surrounding hospitals, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) of Sinai Health System, and the University of Toronto.

Your research goals may not require all the effort and expense of a fully integrated prospective study. To assist you in validating a hypothesis or bolstering a study n-size, we offer customized sample collection through patient populations and biobanked/retrospective samples. We can provide access to highly characterized human specimens, collected according to strict Standard Operating Procedures and ethical guidelines, as well as providing individual project collection services.


and Development

MSS is committed to providing responsive, client-focused support of the highest quality. Our consultations offer you a chance to meet with our experts to develop plans specific for your project. MSS Directors and our network Key Opinion Leaders have the experience and expertise to bring your project to the next level. We integrate deep scientific and clinical expertise with industry-leading technologies to provide a proven flexible approach to streamline your development process.

MSS provides support before, during and beyond the laboratory bench setting. Offering consulting services in clinical program support and data management, we can assist you at every stage of your project from study protocol and biomarker development, to validation studies for regulatory approval.

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