Unleashing label-free sensing in academic and clinical research

We are SPR advocates travelling the world to share the power of label-free sensing in academic and clinical research. Our team combines world experts in analytical chemistry and protein engineering  from the Université de Montréal and seasoned business people in startup and business development. Together with partners in academic institutions, hospitals, researcher centres and companies in North America and worldwide, we aim to address important global issues in various areas such as  drug discovery, antibiotic resistance and therapeutic drug monitoring.

We are headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Canada with a satellite office in Toronto, Ontario. 

Our Mission

To excel in biosensing innovations to address global challenges faced by researchers and clinicians 

Our Story

While Ludovic Live was pursuing his Ph.D. in JF Masson’s lab in 2008, he started thinking about how label-free sensing SPR could help other researchers in academia and clinical labs. But it took a few more years and additional experiences in a postdoc, a startup and economic development before the opportunity presented itself to achieve his goal. 

Since the mid-2000s, Dr. Masson produced three patents on SPR and over 100 papers on various aspect of the technique. Today, a full-professor at the Université de Montréal, Dr. Masson is a world-renowned expert in SPR instrumentation and applications in biosensing and environmental testing. 

Dr. Masson and Dr Live together with Dr. Joelle Pelletier, a protein engineering expert at the Université de Montréal, established Affinité Instruments (Les instruments scientifiques affinités inc.) in 2015 to accelerate the commercialization of high-potential biosensing innovations to address global research and clinical challenges. Their network of academics and clinical researchers expands over North America, Europe and Asia. Affinité takes a collaborative approach to create solutions that best address global challenges. 

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