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ASTech | ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies

ASTech (Analytical Separation Technologies) is the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies.

ASTech Collaboration Concept

Like the Aztec Empire which began as an alliance of three Nahua city-states, Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan, ASTech is a triple alliance of academia, industry and government.

ASTech aims to develop new capabilities and technologies that have the potential to progress the deployment of portable separation science systems into society, as well as training the next generation of industry-ready researchers.

This will lead to the development of technologies that will drive the development of new, portable and affordable analytical separation systems, through transformation of analytical innovations into real-world applications, such as point-of-care diagnostics and environmental monitoring.

ASTech is a partnership between University of TasmaniaTrajan Scientific and MedicalUniversity of South Australia and La Trobe University, supported by the Australian Research Council, combining research and industry knowledge to innovate in product design, development and manufacturing techniques.

  • A $5.2M program over 3 years.
  • Trajan is the sole commercial collaborator.
  • 13 scientists aligned with Trajan vision and infrastructure.

ASTech Goals

Transforming Research, Education and Knowledge

ASTech keeps the end-user in mind, driving research innovations into industry production, ultimately for use by the scientific community and society – transforming research.

ASTech embodies a sustainable collaboration concept, a research partnership establishing a critical mass of HDR candidates, post-doctoral researchers, university-based and industry-based researchers, and business professionals to execute a research and development program with unique industry opportunities that crosses borders between academic and commercial worlds – transforming education.

Our focus is on developing new capabilities and technologies, looking for solutions that don’t exist in what we know now – transforming knowledge.

This will lead to the development of technologies that will drive the development of new, portable and affordable analytical separation systems, through transformation of analytical innovations into real-world applications, such as point-of-care diagnostics and environmental monitoring.