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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

Third ASTech node for Gregory Barbante

Third ASTech node for Gregory Barbante

ASTech Post-doctoral Fellow Dr Gregory Barbante, who recently completed an initial three year contract within ASTech, first with the University of Tasmania, and subsequently with the University of South Australia, has taken up a new position, this time within the third ASTech institutional node, La Trobe University (Institute for Molecular Science). Here Greg will continue in a role as an ASTech Post-doctoral Fellow, working alongside […]

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International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

ASTech and ACROSS female researchers at the University of Tasmania, Australia, got together today to mark International Women’s Day. With 19 researchers and 15 nationalities represented, it truly was an international celebration. More information www.internationalwomensday.com www.un.org/en/events/womensday www.utas.edu.au/across

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The Evolution of 3D Printing

The Evolution of 3D Printing

ASTech Centre Director Brett Paull has penned this story for LCGC Europe November 2017, Volume 30, Issue 11. The Evolution of 3D Printing Looking back, there are a great many names immortalized across all fields of science and technology, which we first hear about in the undergraduate lecture halls, and perhaps only later learn to truly appreciate as the innovators and inventors of an impactful technology that […]

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