From University of Tasmania - Research to Reality:
A new University of Tasmania collaboration is aiming to bring the complexities of in-house laboratory testing to the fingertips of those in the field.
In a move promised to revolutionise the way complex samples are carried out, a $5.2 million Australian Research Council Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech) was established late last year.
The University has partnered with Australian company Trajan Scientific and Medical and the Federal Government to explore new technologies which ultimately bring the laboratory to the sample.
"What if you could carry out a full suite of tests on a pin-prick droplet of blood … What if you could carry out tests on your smartphone?"
Trajan Scientific and Medical has invested in Health Delivered, an experienced team in dietetics, consumer health and digital platforms.
July 28th is the Australian showcase launch of the Health Delivered platform, and registered dietitians across Australia are invited to sign up to use the platform which will be rolled out for beta testing over the first two weeks of August.
ARC Future Fellow and Chief Investigator at the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech), Professor Michael Breadmore, has spent his research career working to simplify and speed up the analysis of chemical and biological samples, with an increasing emphasis on miniaturization.