Compounds Australia

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Located within Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Compounds Australia (formerly the Queensland Compound Library) is a national resource that allows chemists to deposit small molecules into a central repository for access by life science research teams. 

Based around a unique custom-designed suite of advanced robotics and software, the QCL synergises interactions between Australasian chemists, biomedical researchers and their international colleagues.

Compounds Australia integrates advanced, environmentally controlled tube and plate storage with sample processing, ensuring compound integrity.

More information regarding Compounds Australia can be found in the following brochure.

 

Facility Information

Compounds Australia's services have been summarised in a recent publication by ACS Chemical Biology: QCL overview_ACS Chemical Biology 2014 (1).pdf

Year of Establishment

2008 

Access and Pricing 

Access is via membership. There are three classes of membership reflecting a different level of commitment and flexibility. For more information about the membership classes, please refer to the following link: https://www.griffith.edu.au/science-aviation/compounds-australia/join-compounds-australia


Contact information

Main contact: Moana Simpson  

Email: m.simpson@griffith.edu.au 


Additional contact: Prof Jenny Martin (Director, GRIDD) 


Email: director-gridd@griffith.edu.au

Phone: +61 (0)7 3735 4448

Web: https://www.griffith.edu.au/science-aviation/compounds-australia 

 Key Technology Services
Integrated with Hamilton PlateServer and PlateStores Biologists can select screening sets from the unique suite of molecules on offer 
DDR robot—increased access and faster movements than previous Asyst robot Chemists can deposit their samples and natural product extracts into Australia's only purpose built small repository 
XPeel added for automated seal removal  
Plate Centrifugation, barcoding, sealing  
Liquid Handling:
  • Echo - nL plate transfers and now added ability for dose response with new softwareEcho - nL plate transfers and now added ability for dose response with new software
  • Vprep -μL  plate transfersVprep -μL  plate transfers
  • Bravo  - μL  plate-plate cherrypicking, bulkfill, and serial dilution capabilitiesBravo  - μL  plate-plate cherrypicking, bulkfill, and serial dilution capabilities
 
Integrated with TTP ComPANION connected to 4x1ml comPOUND storesbulkfill, and serial dilution capabilities Integrated with TTP ComPANION connected to 4x1ml comPOUND stores  
DDR robot—increased access and faster movements than previous Asyst robot  
2 x Minihubs: Capable of handling 48 Abgene Racks -enables automated retrieval and storing of samples via the comPANION  
Liquid Handling: Bravo  μL Plate-Plate Cherrypicking, backup μL plate-plate transfers, serial dilution capabilities, bulkfill  
FluidX De-Capper added for automated de-capping/re-capping of FluidX ½ height microtubes  
Original QCL platform  
Rack Carousel added—increase capabilities from previous 12 rack positions—72 rack positions  
 Plate centrifugation, barcoding/tracking, sealing  
 Liquid Handling:
  • Vprep - μL rack-plate transfers, solubilisation of samples, backup plate-to-plate transfersVprep - μL rack-plate transfers, solubilisation of samples, backup plate-to-plate transfers