Melbourne University, Bio21 Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific Australia sign collaboration agreement

October 16 / 187

The University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Institute – renowned for cutting edge research and innovation and strong academia-industry partnerships – recently announced a major collaborative agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science through development and provision of cutting-edge technology. 

“The close collaboration between academic researchers working at the forefront of their respective fields and Thermo Fisher will result in the development of exciting new applications and informatics tools".

The agreement focuses on developing a proof of concept laboratory to allow researchers to benchmark the latest new technologies, software, methodologies and workflows. It will expand current capabilities within the largest biomedical research precinct in the southern hemisphere.

"Our shared vision is to provide a suite of services to nurture tomorrow’s scientists,” says Thermo Fisher Director of Analytical Instruments for Australia and New Zealand Rod Minett.

“This collaboration represents an excellent opportunity to build capacity and ensure University researchers have access to the latest mass spectrometry instrumentation and proteomics workflows in this fast evolving field,” says Bio21 Institute Director Professor Malcolm McConville.

University of Melbourne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor James McCluskey says: “Bio21 is delivering a world class research facility for Australia and this important university-industry partnership builds on existing investments the University has made in these platforms. It will enable greater knowledge and technology transfer, and ensure Australian research is translated into positive health outcomes in the future.”

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