NMR Spectroscopy Services

Technical service highlights

We offer advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) expertise and support for industrial, government or academic research. NMR has diverse multidisciplinary applications ranging from quantitative NMR, raw material screening, lipid profiling natural product structure elucidation, metabolomics, and semi-solid capabilities. Applications include quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of crude/raw ingredients and final products in semi-solid or solution state for pharmaceutical formulations, natural health products, cosmetics, bio-based specialty material/materials, food products, petroleum products and certified standards. We also provide complementary services related to mass spectrometry, biophysical characterization, agricultural biotechnology and algal development.

What we offer

Highlights of this facility are two advanced high-resolution NMR systems, 700 MHz and 500 MHz Bruker Avance III spectrometers. Our 700 MHz system is equipped with high-throughput capabilities for analysis of temperature-sensitive samples and 1.7 mm or 5 mm helium-cooled probes. Semi-solid (HR-MAS) and broadband capabilities are available on the 500 MHz multipurpose NMR instrument.


Why work with us

Our NMR Spectroscopy Services accelerate the understanding of complex mixtures, systems biochemistry, drug interactions, and materials research, thereby contributing to the health and well-being of Canadians and strengthening the natural resource development sectors. Technical services staff will assist you in experiment selection, design and analysis for your research and development needs. We can support development of intellectual property to enable you to validate and commercialize your value-added products. The extremely high sensitivity and increased resolution of the instruments allow for greater precision and accuracy in research conclusions.


We offer specialized services at competitive rates, which include the support of scientific and technical experts and full range of analytical capabilities. We also offer the opportunity for collaboration and/or for our partners to co-locate with us. Contact us to take advantage of our Canada-wide networking, research and development, as well as business development opportunities.


Business Related Inquiries

Laurel O’Connor
Telephone: 306-975-4573
Email:  Laurel.oconnor@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Technical Related Inquiries

Ian Burton
Telephone: 902-426-9030
Email: Ian.Burton@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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Contact us

Do you require screening or analysis of natural health products, biologically active samples, peptides/proteins or formulations to add value to existing products or support new development efforts? If so, contact us:

Laurel O’Connor
Telephone: 306-975-4573
Email:  Laurel.oconnor@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Targeted industry

Human and animal health, food science, government, academia


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