The 600 MHz high-throughput system incorporates hyphenated analytical technology
(LC-MS) for use in biodiscovery and bioprospecting.
The recent development of the Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery (CMB)
at the University of Queensland is indicative of Queensland commitment
to utilising the State's unique biodiversity to search for new bioactive
natural products. A major aspect of this field is the ability to screen
large numbers of extract samples for compounds with potential medical
or therapeutic benefits. The 600 MHz LC-NMR system represents the
optimum analytical tool for this process and is essential to the biodiscovery
effort at the CMB. The inclusion of the existing 600 MHz system in
the facility complements other successful Queensland biodiscovery
ventures such as the Astra Zeneca R&D facility at Griffith University.