NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - GE Healthcare said today that Monash University in Victoria, Australia, has purchased a GE Healthcare AKTAxpress parallel protein-purification workstation.
The purchase has been funded through an Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities grant for an undisclosed amount. The grant was awarded to a cadre of professors from the University of Monash, University of Melbourne, and the Walter and Eliza Health Institute, GE said.
According to GE, the AKTAxpress system is sold with two or four modules per system. Monash purchased three complete four-module systems for a 12-module system -- the largest configuration of its kind in the world, GE said. The system enables production of as many as 48 proteins simultaneously.
The new workstation will be "closely linked" to Victoria's $180 million Australian Synchrotron facility, slated to open in 2007, GE said.