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Welcome to the Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC)

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SABC LogoWelcome to the WA State Agricultural and Biotechnology Centre (SABC).  Please contact us for access to laboratory space and facilities at the SABC, which are detailed below.

What is the SABC?

The SABC is the collaborative university Centre for R&D in agricultural and veterinary biotechnology in Western Australia. It provides platform technologies and world class equipment and facilities for R&D in agricultural biotechnology to researchers from universities, state government and industry. At any time 15-20 research groups and companies rent space and use the SABC facilities. It is based at Murdoch University in Perth.

Our Vision

"To be an eminent, internationally recognised centre for research and development in agricultural and veterinary biotechnology"

Our Mission

"To provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment enabling multi disciplinary research in biotechnology which underpins the agricultural and veterinary industry, for the benefit of the community. This will be achieved by being recognised as the centre for agricultural biotechnology in Western Australia, providing national and international research links and collaborations and fostering establishment of national centres in leading edge technologies"

Characteristics of the SABC:

  • The SABC is a multi-user resource centre providing open access to its research facilities 
  • There is a critical mass of registered researchers at the SABC
  • The SABC combines university, state government and industry researchers in one cost-effective centre
  • The SABC operates as a 'Research Hotel' in which different groups rent common laboratory space and access to platform technologies
  • The SABC supports incubation and co-location of new agricultural biotechnology companies in WA
  • The SABC promotes collaborative research, and contract research, and its researchers have many local, national and international linkages
  • SABC researchers are members of several agricultural Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs)