The QNN facility establishes a network of high field NMR instrumentation
in Queensland which underpins a developing biotechnology industry
in this State.
At the hub of the Network three NMR systems are being installed,
each of which represents state-of-the-art instrumentation within their
respective fields of bioscience: the 900 MHz high-resolution spectrometer;
the 700 MHz wide-bore microimaging system; and the 600 MHz high-throughput
These facilities are supported by existing medium field spectrometers
in Brisbane,Townsville, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast, linked by
a network of new data stations at universities and biotech companies
across the State.
The facility has a projected user-base of more than 200 researchers
across the State and this number will increase as more collaborative
biotech initiatives emerge.