Sponsors

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Murdoch University

Murdoch is where free thinkers from all over the world come together to make a difference. We currently have more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff working together, exploring new ways of thinking and making discoveries. We're proud of our national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.

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Department of Commerce, Science and Innovation

The department maintains a vital role in facilitating a business environment that is productive, innovative, fair and safe. It works to create a contemporary, diversified economy that provides for the growth, safety and protection of the Western Australian community by promoting innovation; enhancing capacity; and ensuring a world class regulatory environment.

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Bioplatforms Australia

Bioplatforms Australia builds research capabilities and expertise in the specialist fields of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. We enable Australian life science research by investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and projects that build genomic datasets relevant to Australian scientific challenges.

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Bruker

Bruker systems cover a broad spectrum of applications in all fields of research and development and are used in all industrial production processes for the purpose of ensuring quality and process reliability.

Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems and a strong reputation among its customers. Being one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker is strongly committed to further fully meet its customers’ needs as well as to continue to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today's analytical questions.

 

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $17 billion, we have more than 50,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings.

Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery.

Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education.

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Waters

For fifty years, Waters Corp. has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance.

Waters Corp., a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, holds worldwide leading positions in complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, rheometry and microcalorimetry.  These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the estimated $20 - $25 billion worldwide analytical instrumentation market.

Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells and services ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry (MS) systems, thermal analysis and rheometry instruments.

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AB Sciex

AB SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to push the limits in their field and address the complex analytical challenges they face.

The company's global leadership and world-class service & support in the mass spectrometry industry have made it a trusted partner to thousands of the scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research, drug discovery & development, food & environmental testing, forensics and clinical research.

With over 40 years of proven innovation, AB SCIEX excels by listening to and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

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Agilent

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in customer solutions.

Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets, incuding: food, environmental and forensics, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical and energy, and research.

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Shimadzu

Shimadzu presently offers a multitude of products, encompassing analytical and measuring instruments, medical systems and equipment, aircraft equipment, and industrial equipment, across a wide range of fields, as well as meticulous, responsive service. In addition to these core businesses, we continue to explore new ventures that will positively impact society in the future. Acknowledging the realities of an aging society and heightened interest in the well-being of individuals, and in response to the goals of ultra-early diagnosis and treatment in the field of next-generation medicine, we are focusing on the development of “molecular imaging technology” to enable detection of subtle symptoms before the onset of full-blown diseases. In addition, we fully support the realization of dreams in other technological fields. For example, in the environmental field, we are developing cleanup technologies which will not require the removal of existing buildings to rehabilitate polluted underground soil. In the field of industrial measurements, we are developing combustion measurement technology for automobile engines, an innovation that will further reduce fuel consumption. Looking forward, we will continue to cultivate new business opportunities in such fields as the global environment, energy, automotives, and IT, by promoting leading-edge seed technology development.

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Separation Science and Metabolomics Group

The Murdoch University Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory is a unique national resource for small molecule research. The Centre forms a key node of Metabolomics Australia, a Bioplatforms Australia initiative that supports life science research through infrastructure investments in platform techologies.

The Centre provides key expertise and infrastructure in small molecule separation technologies and ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry for targeted and un-targeted metabolomics research. Through strategic collaborations with research groups, industry partners and specialized instrumetation companies, we have developed a set of in-house tools and methodologies that are critical for supporting research in metabolomics, proteomics, biomedical and clinical science, agriculture, food safety and many more.

The SSML's newly commissioned flagship laboratory, the Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility (AMSF), is located on the South Street Campus of Murdoch University. Commissioned to the operational requirements of NATA ISO/IEC 17025, the AMSF houses a number of high performance instruments including a Waters Synapt Imaging Mass Spectrometer and an ABSCIEX Liquid Chromatograph Quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer.

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CBH Group

The CBH Group is one of Australia's leading grain organisations, a co-operative with operations extending along the value chain from grain storage, handling and transport to marketing, shipping and processing.

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Roche

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

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PM Separations

PM Separations is a leading supplier to the Forensic, Work place, clinical, food, chemical and environmental analysis industries. We are dedicated to delivering only the highest quality range of products for these industries. Our range covers products for Drug and chemical extractions, Quality control, filtration, environmental analysis and chromatography related items. Coupled with our outstanding technical and customer support we are a preferred supplier for laboratories in the Asia Pacific region.

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Proteomics International

Proteomics International is privately owned, located in Perth, Western Australia and founded in 2001 with a sustainable business model that operates in three synergistic business units: Diagnostics (biomarker discovery and commercialization), Therapeutics (drug discovery of peptide medicines) and Analytics (Biosimilars: CRO).

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Eppendorf

Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid-, sample-, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

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The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across nine faculties. A model of broad undergraduate studies followed by postgraduate professional qualifications is designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wider range of students.

As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job and research grants.

The University aims to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, and is currently ranked 91st on the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

 

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Curtin University

Curtin University is Western Australia's largest university. Around 40,000 students attend a total of 16 Curtin locations, including campuses in Sydney, Singapore and East Malaysia.

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Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students.

Awarded university status in 1991, ECU has since developed innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines, established a vibrant research culture and attracted a growing range of quality research partners and researchers, many working at the cutting edge of their fields.

ECU has more than 23,300 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Approximately 3,600 of these are international students originating from 104 countries.

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Single Version

Single Version Pty Ltd is a consulting and technology company which provides business advice and assistance to the Higher Education Sector, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Not For Profit organisations. It provides practical advice and solutions for improving business performance and efficiency, along with expertise in the latest web-based technologies essential for modern business prosperity.