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The Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) is an institute engaged in creating new industries and transforming established ones through education and research. Located within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, BioPRIA is the offspring of the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (APPI), which was established in 1989.

BioPRIA  provides world-class technology based research, development and training enabling sustainable innovation for a competitive Australian Bio-resource industry. The centre is located within the Monash engineering precinct at its Clayton campus.

Our research

BioPRIA has three main research platforms that aim to maximise the value of renewable forest resources to produce new value-add products of the future.

PALS

The ARC Research Hub for Processing Lignocellulosics into High Value Products (PALS) receives $6.8 million investment over 5 years from the ARC funding, industry partners and Monash University contributions.

BAMI

Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI) ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub aims to explore the concept of biorefinery and to identify nanocellulose applications and speciality chemicals as key technologies.

DIAGNOSTICS

Diagnostics platform aims at engineering paper biodiagnostics for health, environment and food safety applications and to maintain the bioactivity of biomolecules immobilised on a surface.

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BioPRIA publishes their latest work on “Nanocellulose hydrogels for blood typing tests”  in ASC Applied Bio Materials

BioPRIA latest work on “Nanocellulose hydrogels for blood typing tests” has been published  in the ASC Applied Bio Materials Journal.  This collaborative research between BioPRIA and Haemokensis demonstrates the potential of nanocellulose hydrogel as a sustainable and reliable medium for gel-based blood typing diagnostics. Congratulation to authors, Rodrigo Curvello, Llyza Mendoza, Heather McLiesh, Jim Manolios, Rico F. Tabor, and Gil Garnier. Read more.