The Centre for Biospectroscopy is a world leading research facility in biospectroscopy housing Australia’s best-equipped laboratories in the field. Spectroscopy offers powerful techniques to study the composition of biologiocal and chemical samples for medical and scientific research. The Centre’s expert team is dedicated to developing new approaches to understanding, diagnosing and treating the fundamental chemistry of the world’s most devastating diseases.
Researchers at the Centre for Biospectroscopy have been awarded a second US patent for developing the world’s first infrared spectroscopy technique to detect disease agents in blood. This is a crucial step for the commercial translation of a rapid diagnostic device into GP clinics, hospitals and the developing world, to diagnose conditions such as bacterial infections, viruses, HIV, diabetes and hepatitis. This follows the previous award of a US patent for their discovery of a spectroscopic technique delivering a more accurate approach to diagnose malaria.