Why work with us?

Australia’s largest range of microscopy and microanalysis techniques.


Please contact Dr Jenny Whiting on 02 9114 0566 or jenny.whiting@sydney.edu.au

problem solving & innovation

Our scientists work in Australia’s top research labs, with world-class instruments and specialised environments, such as PC4 and cleanrooms. Solve problems with our testing services and R&D.

Secure IP

You keep your intellectual property unless otherwise agreed. In some long-term research partnerships, IP is negotiable. Your confidential information is safe with us.


Contracts tailored to suit your project:
- fee-for-service
- training for your staff
- long-term R&D

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competitive rates

As a government-funded body, we offer competitive rates. See our Pricing & Policies for more details or contact our friendly Industry team.

Pricing & policies


Eligible businesses can apply for funding.

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friendly team

Our Industry team will help you to book suitable microscopes, microanalysis and staff for your project. Let our experts add value to your business.

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Flexible Microscopy

  • Fee-for-service microscopy

    Consulting examples:

    • failure analysis
    • identification of contaminants
    • quality assurance
    • forensic testing

    You can trust our experts to get accurate results from your samples. Fee-for-service is usually based on a standard contract with the host institution. Simple testing services can usually be scheduled within two weeks and urgent jobs can usually be accommodated.

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  • Contract R&D

    Contract R&D addresses questions that are more complex or require an on-going relationship.

    In contract research and development, the industry partner funds the costs of research. This includes instrument fees, consumables and salaries for research staff. Intellectual property rights are negotiable as part of the contractual agreement. Let our expert researchers support your intelligence and innovation.

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  • Using our microscopes

    We offer training so your staff can get great results on our instruments, or on yours.

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    Microscopy and microanalysis training can be tailored to the needs of your business. Once the required level of competency is reached, instrument use is charged at a competitive hourly rate. See our Pricing & Policies for more details.


    World-leading free online training modules with instrument simulators are available for a range of microscopy techniques.


    Our online technique finder helps you discover the most appropriate technique for your research question and shows you where to find it.