Platform technologies are a key driver of innovation and an area of significant infrastructure investment by the Victorian Government over the past ten years. Victoria is home to a comprehensive array of facilities such as the unique capabilities of the Australian Synchrotron, the Victorian Cancer Biobank, BioGrid Australia, and the Monash Antibody Technologies Facility.
The Victorian Platform Technologies Network (VPTN) improves awareness of, and access to, the varied platform technologies across Victoria and facilitates effective research-industry sector linkages.
The VPTN will comprise a number of geographical clusters (nodes), starting with the Bio21 Cluster node (based in the Central Precinct) and the Monash University node (based in the South Eastern Precinct). These nodes are connected by the BioPortal, as well as shared activities, such as workshops and skills development programs for facility managers.
You can search or browse platform technologies at the Victorian BioPortal
In addition to the VPTN there are other complimentary user group networks in Victoria such as Proteomics & Metabolomics Victoria, the Victorian Infection and Immunity Network and the Victorian Obesity Consortium.