UNSW and affiliated institutes


Become a Registered UNSW RPF User

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. This involves being trained and guided by staff to use the equipment at the facility. We can assist you in designing your project and train you at different stages of the protein and biologics production and purification pipeline. The training services provided by RPF may range from fully assisted technical support and training, for the infrequent user, to an equipment resource for the experienced user. You will be expected to provide all consumables, buffers and columns if required and will need to also undergo a full lab induction. 

To request an initial meeting with our RPF team and assess your training needs, please feel free to contact us .

Once trained and proficient, you will be able to access our online booking system and operate our equipment in complete autonomy.


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
AKTAs $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).



 Health and Safety links for Registered Users can be found here:


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RPF staff can perform all the processing for a project for UNSW or affiliated institutes researchers. A full service can include performing fermentation, mid-stream processing and/or downstream processing. Feel free to contact us for a free initial meeting with our expert team to identify your project's need and get information about our pricing.

RPF is accredited and contracting work is performed following ISO 9001 standards.