Through its partnership with PerkinElmer, Sydney Nano has established the first single-cell inductively coupled mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) facility in Australia.
This has been achieved under the academic leadership of Associate Professor Elizabeth New, School of Chemistry, and Associate Professor Wojciech Chrzanowski, Faculty of Pharmacy. They have worked with PerkinElmer to develop new applications for their innovative single-cell ICP-MS device, which allows for the rapid ultra-high sensitive detection and analysis of metal compounds, metal-based drugs and inorganic nanoparticles in individual cells, bacteria and extracellular vesicles. This has uses in environmental and medical sciences, and growing applications in nanotechnology.
PerkinElmer selected Sydney Nano as its Australian strategic partner because of:
“Partnering with Sydney Nano, with its expertise in interfacial scientific problem solving, was perfect for us as this can help us develop technological solutions for a wider range of applications. This partnership will deliver real outcomes in the areas of clinical medicine, environmental toxicology, and nanotechnology.”