HMSTrust Analytical Laboratory



Overview of Services

Based at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Parkville, the HMSTrust Laboratory is an open access analytical laboratory which offers sophisticated physical and chemical characterisation techniques to complement research and overcome the challenges faced in modern drug development. Clients can either use our instrumentation or alternatively engage us to perform bespoke analytical services.

This laboratory is a not-for-profit facility and our fees have been set to create an affordable pathway for the development of new pharmaceutical, vaccine and diagnostic products, and at the same time provide exceptional training to the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists.

The foundation of the HMSTrust Laboratory was made possible through a generous grant of $1.2 million provided by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, along with funds provided by Monash University and in-kind support from our equipment suppliers Shimadzu and Perkin Elmer.


Our instruments: UHPLC, LCMS, FTIR, Raman, XRD, GCMS, DSC, TGA, Karl Fischer, Plate Reader, MALDI TOF

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Working with us


Direct instrument access

Researchers from Monash or other companies and institutions can access our instrumentation following a laboratory induction and instrument training.
Click here and click on the HMSTrust Lab platform link to request access to the HMSTrust Lab.

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Don't have the resources or expertise to carry out your own analyses? 

Using our extensive array of instrumentation and expertise, the HMSTrust Analytical Laboratory is able to provide tailored solutions for industry and research institutions. We can provide help troubleshooting your analytical methodology for a new pharmaceutical or diagnostic product, or assist you to develop and validate a new analytical method.

We specialise in undertaking non-routine physical and chemical characterisation studies, including:

  • early stage, pre-clinical drug development studies
  • assays of biological samples for measuring novel drug concentrations and API
  • stability studies under ICH ambient and accelerated conditions
  • polymorphic studies — identification and confirmation of crystal form
  • impurity profiling — identification of process impurities and related substances in drugs
  • identification of product contaminants arising from pharmaceutical manufacturing processes

We are a non-GLP, not for profit Laboratory and are therefore able to provide competitively priced services.

Please contact or call on (03) 9903 0453 to discuss your needs in detail. 





Location and hours of operation

Facility Hours: 24/7

Staff Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm


Monash Institute of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lab 216, Level 2, Manning Building

399 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

ISO accreditation



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Platform Staff

Prof Michelle McIntosh

Scientific Director


Dr. David Rudd

Platform Manager


Dr. Claire McEvoy

Research Officer and Business Operations


Joseph Pelle

Senior Laboratory Technician and Training Officer


Dr. Julia Morizzi

Senior Research Officer




 liquid chromatography, gas chromatography


Name Role Phone Email Location
Claire McEvoy
Business Operations Coordinator
Rm 217, Level 2, Manning Building, Parkville