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What is a Technology Platform

A ‘Technology Platform' is defined as: a core facility or capability providing high quality specialist services to the research community, government and to industry. Such facilities might include genomics (i.e. DNA sequencing and synthesis), imaging, antibody production, proteomics and animal provision. Platforms often evolve from local or shared infrastructure to develop into a strong, consolidated, well managed technology capability, delivering high quality service in a timely fashion. Core facilities operating at the level of a ‘true' Platform are characterised by:

Equipment in the laboratory
  • cutting edge, state-of-the-art equipment
  • internationally and/or nationally respected operators
  • standardised and accredited standard operating protocols (SOPs)
  • reputation for providing timely delivery of a quality product or service
  • highly trained staff, dedicated to the facility, with the capacity for troubleshooting
  • instrument maintenance/service is coordinated and resourced by formal agreements
  • capability advertised across the organisation
  • business planning

Monash currently has nine recognised Technology BioPlatforms, almost all of which reside within the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.


Download Biotechnology Research Platforms 2010 (pdf 7.57MB)

Download Technology Platforms at Monash (pdf 396KB)



Other Monash Technology Platforms

Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash e-Research Centre

Monash Institute for Nanosciences, Materials and Manufacture

Centre for Green Chemistry

Monash Industry Engagement and Commercialisation

Other Technology Platforms

Bioplatforms Australia

Bio21 Technology Platforms


External links

Victorian BioPortal

BioMelbourne Network