Staff and students from UNSW and affiliated institutes can become registered users of the RPF and are charged discounted rates to use equipment at the RPF. Please see the fees for Registered RPF Users below.

Researchers from industry and non-UNSW affiliated institutes, may contact RPF team to access our facility.

Fees for UNSW Registered RPF Users

Since January 2022, the Recombinant Products Facility is now part of MWAC. A summary of the fee schedule and available instrumentation for UNSW RPF users can be seen below:

Instrument UNSW users
AKTA start $60 / day
AKTAs (except AKTA start) $60 / day
AKTA discount Over 20 times / year $30 / day
HPLC* $70 / day
HPLC* discount over 20 times / year $35 / day
ferment 5 L $60 / day
ferment 10 L $80 / day
ferment 15 L $120 / day

*an additional injection fee of 0.5 AUD / injection occurs

Please note that if RPF columns or RPF consumables are used, an additional charge will be levied.

Fermentation cost assumes that media and inocula is prepared by the user. The user is assumed to be trained and will be involved in set-up, monitoring/running (RPF can help with this) and sterilisation as well as post-fermentation clean-up. Additional charges may be levied to meet these costs if the user prefers to delegate some of the preparation/cleaning steps (charged at an hourly casual rate Level 4, Step 1).

Become a Registered UNSW RPF User

To request an initial meeting with our RPF team, please fell free to contact us .