Fares offered in this year's MATF
will be all-inclusive, incorporating air fare, fuel surcharges and airport taxes.
According to Alan Sawyer, director of MATF and founder of the world-renowned monoclonal antibody production facility for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) at Monterotondo, "we chose ClonePix FL as it enables us to screen thousands of discrete cell colonies and isolate only the high value clones.
This year, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) and the MATF are two new Victorian state government supported initiatives that have been integrated into the School.
Standard and PoorCOs, one of the world's foremost providers of independent credit and fund ratings assigned the MATF fund an CyAACO high quality rating.
MATF is an open ended investment fund denominated in US dollars.
The MATF portfolio is constructed after careful evaluation of various factors including the liquidity of the stock, company fundamentals, profitability, and overall portfolio risk considerations.
Alan Sawyer, Director of MATF, who was instrumental in establishing a similar world-renowned facility for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), said: "Probably the main bottleneck in biomedical sciences right now is a lack of affinity reagents like antibodies - we wanted to remove that bottleneck and open up new ways for investigators and pharmaceutical companies to think about doing science.
Carl Severinghaus, Senior Vice President at Tecan, said: "We are delighted to be co-developing this exciting new system with the MATF and look forward to working together on this as well as any future endeavours.