Organization & Objectives
The Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) is an innovative, scientific collaboration between four research hospitals to operate a centralized, state-of-the-art research-enabling facility. This joint project involving Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and St. Michael’s Hospital pools resources and expertise to achieve excellence and economies of scale.
The TCP opened for operations in October 2007. The centre functions as a regional, national and international resource for mouse models of human disease. This 120,000 square foot facility is located at 25 Orde Street, Toronto, and occupies four floors – two below ground and two above. It houses specialized laboratories for mouse generation and analysis and, when fully occupied, it will contain approximately 36,000 cages (180,000 mice). The world-renowned scientific staff studies mammalian gene function, identifies genetic components of complex human disease, produces new mouse models of human disease, develops and tests new cell-based and gene-based therapies, and develops technologies for genome manipulation and phenotypic analysis.
The TCP offers state-of-the-art mouse holding and facility support services to academic stakeholders and strategic private sector partners. It houses the Centre for Modeling Human Disease (CMHD), the Canadian Mouse Mutant Repository (CMMR), and the Mouse Imaging Centre (MICe) to provide an array of pre-clinical research services to clients.