Victorian Consortium for Cell-based Therapies (VCCT) Biological Isolator Facilities

Two biological isolator facilities have been established to facilitate clinical development of human cell-based therapies. Established under the auspices of the Victorian Consortium for Cell-based Therapies (VCCT), the isolators provide a complete barrier from environmental and operator-borne contamination and are therefore ideally suited for aseptic processing.

ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging

Established through a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the Centre includes a Mediso Nanoscan PET/MRI Imaging Platform, a Mediso Nanoscan SPECT/CT Imaging Platform and an IVIS Spectrum Bioluminescent and Fluorescence Imaging Unit for medical research and preclinical investigations.

The Victorian Platform Technologies Network

The VPTN provides a resource to local research community to present their research core facilities, instrumentation and services under a comprehensive website. Its a scientific services business directory.

Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI)

VLSCI is the biggest computation facility devoted to life sciences in the world, where researchers can access high-end compute resources and a range of experts to assist them - from research design through to data management and interpretation.

Victorian Cancer Biobank

The Victorian Cancer Biobank is a not-for-profit consortium of tissue banks, supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency. Our purpose is to provide high quality, ethically obtained biospecimens to support research that will lead to improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Statistics and Decision Analysis Platform

The Florey Statistics and Decision Analysis academic platform provides expertise in the data, quantitative, and statistical aspects of basic science, clinical, imaging, and health services research carried out at Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne Brain Centre, as well as to external clients and collaborators.

LIMS Microscopy and Imaging Facility

The LIMS Microscopy and Imaging Facility offers academic and industry users access to $2m of sophisticated light microscopy equipment for biological imaging. We train and support researchers to independently operate instruments on a fee for use basis.

La Trobe Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics

The Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Facility provides comprehensive proteomics and quantitative proteomics capabilities for the discovery and quantitation of proteins at extremely high sensitivity.

HTCS (High-throughput Chemical Screening) Facility

The HTCS Facility houses a Lead Discovery library currently containing ~200,000 compounds and robotics platforms to screen these small molecule chemical entities against biological targets of interest for drug discovery or for chemical biology outcomes

Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO)

The CDCO is a world-class collaborative research centre that provides ADME lead candidate optimisation expertise and infrastructure to support emerging drug discovery programs within biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and not-for-profit research institutes.

Bone and microstructure imaging

microCT scanners provide density parameters (volumetric), 3D microarchitectural indices and DICOM files for Finite Element Analysis