New Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant
Beatriz and collaborators have recently been awarded a new Industrial Transformation Research Hubs grant.
Investigators: Professor Dayong Jin; Professor Emily Hilder; Associate Professor Stella Valenzuela; Professor David Lancaster; Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich; Dr Beatriz Prieto-Simon; Associate Professor Shanlin Fu; Dr Craig Priest; Dr Charles Cranfield; Dr Olga Shimoni; Adjunct Professor Bradley Walsh; Adjunct Professor Bruce Cornell; Dr Scott Fraser; Professor Keith Stanley; Mr Michael Kleinig; Mr Roger Hunt
Partner Organisations: Minomic International Ltd; Surgical Diagnostics Pty. Limited; Perkinelmer Pty Ltd; Ausdiagnostics Pty Ltd; Preg Tech Pty Ltd; Alcolizer Technology
Summary: ARC Research Hub for Integrated Device for End-user Analysis at Low-levels. This hub aims to improve detection of biological materials by building a portable device for rapid, time-critical detection of low-abundance molecular and cellular analytes. It is expected that the resulting technologies would be used at medical points of care, ordinary workplaces and centres of activity to test for tiny levels of targeted molecules. The initial focus would be early diagnosis of disease and point-of-care drug testing for humans and animals, but the technology platform could be used to sample food and environmental toxins. The hub expects these disruptive technologies will make Australian biotechnology, diagnostics, veterinary, agribusiness and manufacturing firms globally competitive.