Analytical Facilities

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Southern Cross Plant Science infrastructure includes approved biosecurity laboratory and plant house facilities for research and propagation of imported (post-entry quarantine) biological material, nursery stock and restricted seed.

Approved Arrangement Sites:

  • Q2574, Biosecurity containment level 2
  • Q1730, Class 6.1 Medium Risk nursery stock


  • Bioassay guided fractionation
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of pure compounds
  • Reverse engineering of flavours, fragrances and herbal complexes

Plant Analysis

  • Authentication of herbal raw materials including extracts
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of active/marker compounds in herbs, nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements
  • Essential oils
  • Fixed (fatty acid) oils
  • Physical testing of plant raw materials
  • Chemical and physical analysis of common formulatory excipients
  • ORAC (anti-oxidant) testing
  • Method development and validation
  • Inorganic compound determination

Stability Testing

  • Formulated products and raw materials at a variety of temperatures and humidity controlled environments

Additional Analyses