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ASTech - ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies

Welcome to ASTech, the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies. Join us on a journey to discover and create new technologies to enable more portable separation science applications.

At ASTech, we look to the future. We will explore science and technologies that can lead to portable analytical separation systems that will enable point-of-sample analysis for complex samples in food, environmental, and clinical applications – ultimately bringing ‘the lab’ to the sample.

ASTech is a partnership between the University of TasmaniaTrajan Scientific and Medical, University of South Australia and La Trobe University combining research and industry knowledge to innovate in product design and manufacturing techniques, contributing to a sustainable, globally competitive manufacturing industry in Australia.

Innovation from ASTech

hemaPEN® is a product concept developed through ASTech, and has huge potential to benefit to a range of diseases including diabetes, therapeutic drug monitoring and medical research.
 

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ASTech is a partnership

Combining research and industry knowledge to innovate in product design, development and manufacturing techniques in portable analytical separation technologies.

Latest News from ASTech

Michael Breadmore awarded Doctor of Science

Michael Breadmore awarded Doctor of Science

Hobart, Australia – 28 August 2017 Big congratulations to Prof. Michael Breadmore who was recently awarded his Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from the University of Tasmania, Australia. This represents the highest academic degree the University can bestow and is awarded to mark significant career contributions to the recipients chosen field of research. Micheal brings the number to four ASTech Chief Investigators in being awarded […]

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La Trobe University joins ASTech

La Trobe University joins ASTech

Adelaide, Australia – 1 August 2017 The ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech) is pleased to announce La Trobe University as the latest addition to its university nodes. La Trobe hosts the Centre for Materials and Surface Science (CMSS) at its campus in Melbourne, Australia. CMSS hosts Australia’s most comprehensive surface science capability, featuring a range of custom built ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation, […]

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On the cutting edge of 3D printing for portable devices

On the cutting edge of 3D printing for portable devices

From the Australian Research Council: ARC Future Fellow, Professor Michael Breadmore, who is based at the University of Tasmania, has spent his research career working to simplify and speed up the analysis of chemical and biological samples, with an increasing emphasis on miniaturisation. Since working as a Chief Investigator at the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech) awarded in 2014, the Training Centre has […]

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