The University of Adelaide

Trajan’s strategic collaboration with the University of Adelaide, supported by the South Australian Government, sees the realization of a research and development and manufacturing hub based on a new generation of specialty glass products for the global science and medical equipment market.

Innovations in optical material components are in great demand for Mass Spectrometry (MS) analysis. MS is used to identify specific compounds in samples, whether it be fresh food, river water or human blood. The field of MS has expanded significantly over the past decade in part due to the translation of the technique from the traditional chemistry laboratory, into life science and clinical settings. Improved MS will underpin progress in medical diagnostic and disease research.

The hub will help scientists in the University’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and the School of Physical Sciences commercialize their research into products that ultimately benefit human health and wellbeing. 

IPAS fosters excellence in research in materials science, chemistry, biology and physics and develops disruptive new tools for measurement. A global hub of Photonics research, IPAS is one of 5 research institutes at The University of Adelaide, and holds links with companies and Universities on almost every continent. The 185 researchers at IPAS develop novel photonic, sensing and measurement technologies that are creating new tools for scientific research and stimulating the creation of new industries.

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Annual Report 2016 [PDF]
Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Annual Report 2015 [PDF]

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