Analytical and Molecular Research Platform

The Analytical and Molecular Research Platform has advanced laboratory equipment and expert staff to analyse samples from research projects and clinical trials.

Analytical and Molecular Research Platform lab analysis

About the Platform

The Analytical and Molecular Research Platform functions within the large, well-equipped Liggins Institute research laboratory. We have cutting-edge laboratory equipment unavailable in other New Zealand research labs. We can dedicate equipment to a specific study for a fixed period meaning quicker turn-around and more accurate analysis than other diagnostic laboratories.

The Platform supports a wide range of biomedical and clinical research. We have dedicated and very experienced staff who understand both the requirements of research projects and the assays and techniques we offer.

The Analytical and Molecular Research Platform undertakes work across the University and Agritech sector, analysing samples from human and animal studies. Get in touch with us to discuss your next research project.

Our services

  • We specialise in mass spectrometry, providing targeted and untargeted (metabolomics) analyses.
  • We utilise industry-proven mechanised assays (using COBAS analysers) and validated kit assays (ELISA, multiplex and colorimetric).
  • Our Molecular Biology section undertakes a variety of extraction, amplification, and quantification techniques, including TRIO sequencing and analysis.
  • We provide a free consultation and quoting service, working with researchers to prepare quotes for grants and completed projects.

Our laboratory equipment

Other research capabilities

Contact us

For information on our facilities, to enquire about equipment use or to request a quote for sample analysis, please contact:

Eric Thorstensen, Laboratory Manager
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 81938