Learn about our laboratories, education centres, and imaging and cell therapy units.


Learn about our laboratories, education centres, and imaging and cell therapy units.

High-tech infrastructure

IDOR’s cutting edge technology is available in all our facilities to support research, education and innovation developments and practices.

Molecular Biology and Cell Reprogramming Laboratory

With a 400m² built-up area, this laboratory comprises a Molecular Biology, a Microbiology and two cell cultivation areas. They are all equipped with a robotic pipetting  and a drug screening and processing system, one of which dedicated to cultivating human stem cells. It is also equipped with a state-of-the-art confocal microscope and a next general sequencer (NGS). This laboratory results from a partnership entered into with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), L’ORÉAL, Beckley Foundation, USONA Institute and the Brazilian National Cell Therapy Network.

Image Processing Laboratory

Its 15 remote-control processing stations and high-performance servers allow a multi-professional staff to process multimodal images and support radiology researchers, scholars and practitioners to develop patents and write academic articles.

Neuromodulation Laboratory

In addition to high field magnetic resonance imaging (HFMRI), this laboratory performs non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and continuous electrical current stimulation (tDCS). It also conducts HFMRI-compatible electroencephalography (EEG) enabled by peripheral measuring sensors and an advanced computer. Such procedures are employed by clinical research in neurology and psychiatry aimed to explore human cognition and behaviour.

Education and Training Centre

This 940m² centre has laboratories, classrooms, hybrid spaces (that wed a surgery and a non-surgical operating room) and an auditorium, where courses in various healthcare specialties are delivered. It also makes available nursing manikins for various types of clinical simulations, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This centre supplies training supported by state-of-the-art technology that develop students’ ability to act and react in true-to-life hospital situations.

Imaging Centre

IDOR relies on Hospital Copa D’Or Hospital’s Imaging Centre infrastructure, which has two high field (3 Tesla) magnetic resonance (HFMR) devices, as well as 256-slice computed tomography and multiple-radiotracer PET-CT  equipment. This centre is dedicated to highly sensitive radiology exams and clinical research.

Living Lab

Located at the Open D’Or, the Living Lab functions as a hospital environment simulator to pilot-test new healthcare systems, equipment and solutions. With intensive care beds and surgery rooms, this Lab allows our partnering startups to develop their innovation products in a timely and safe manner, also supervised by healthcare practitioners.

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