Helping academics and industry bridge the gap – UniSA FII and ANFF-SA

Feature article in Dec18/Jan19 AMT Magazine

Complementing the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute’s research infrastructure, the South Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-SA) specialises in microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip technology, advanced sensing, functional coatings and separation science.

Located at Mawson Lakes, ANFF-SA is a de-risking site for industry product development, helping to advance fundamental research along the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). Through the development of working prototypes, ANFF-SA is helping researchers to engage with industry in serious commercial discussions.

Attracting highly specialised work from around the globe, ANFF-SA have developed many products over the past few years including a microfluidic device offering gene-modified cell therapy, a non-invasive device to test urine for the presence of bladder cancer cells, a micro needle for an in-home blood-testing platform and a microfluidic chip for high-value mineral extraction.

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