Accelerating Innovation: Browse, connect & engage with Victoria’s world-class research infrastructure

Presented by AusBiotech & Biomedical Research Victoria in partnership with VPTN #InnovationConnect

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3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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30 Collins Street, Melbourne , Victoria, 3000


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 The first event in the Innovation Connect* Series, Accelerating Innovation: Browse, connect & engage with Victoria’s world-class research infrastructure, will feature the Victorian Platform Technologies Network (VPTN). The VPTN is Australia’s largest network of publicly-funded facilities across 30 major research institutions; it provides resources and expertise for researchers and industry. The VPTN connects member facilities with industry and researchers who wish to access technologies to accelerate innovation, improve productivity and create business advantage. Nine science disciplines are supported by the network, with biological sciences sitting at the heart of the VPTN and accounting for 45% of the accessible research infrastructure and capability within the network. These biological sciences capabilities include:

Bioassays | Clean rooms | Antibody production | Structural biology | Drug development | Genomics | Imaging | Biobanking | Flow cytometry | Clinical trials | Animal resources | 3D printing and more!

Join us at this event to learn how the VPTN works and hear from facility and industry partners about how innovation in biotechnology is being advanced by connecting with the VPTN.


  • Welcome from Lorraine Chiroiu from AusBiotech and A/Prof Jan Tennent of BioMedVic
  • Tanya Mitchell (VPTN) will discuss the benefits to industry in accessing VPTN facilities
  • VPTN industry case study presentations:

Trajan Scientific & Medical and MATF: Accelerating product development for scientific and medical analysis
– Dr Andrew Gooley – Chief Scientific Officer, Trajan Scientific & Medical
– Dr. Caroline Laverty – Manager, Monash Antibodies Technologies Facility (VPTN Member)

Anatomics and CSIRO: Collaborating on advanced 3D printed titanium surgical implants

– Robert Thompson – Technology and Production manager, Anatomics
– Leon Prentice – Group Leader, Materials and Processes, CSIRO

Prana Biotechnology and Bio21 Institute: Preventing neurodegenerative disease progression
– Prof. Colin Masters – Executive Director, Mental Health Research Institute & Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne
– Jack Parsons – Principal Scientist, Prana Biotechnology
– Dr Nicholas Williamson – Facility Manager, Bio21 Institute (VPTN Member)

  • Networking

3:45pm registration
4:05 – 5:00pm presentations
5:00 – 6:00pm networking

This is a free event. Drinks and light bites will be provided.

Getting there:

Car: Carpark facilities are located at Wilsons Collins Place Car Park, 30 Flinders Lane. The parking is part of the Collins Place complex, underneath the Sofitel Hotel.  Present your parking tickets to Monash Conference Centre reception for validation to receive the discounted rate.  
 Tram no. 109, 48, 11 and 112 all run along Collins street, 2 minutes walk from stop 7 or 8.
 Parliament station is a 5 minutes walk to the Monash Conference Centre.

Please email if you have any further queries.We look forward to seeing you on June 21st! Registration closes Tuesday 14th of June at 5:00pm.

*Innovation Connect is a series of thought-leader events proudly presented in Victoria by AusBiotech and Biomedical Research Victoria designed to facilitate and encourage engagement between researchers and industry.

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