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The facilities at Shannon ABC are co-located between the South Campus of IT Tralee and the Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre. This co-location allows our Industry and Research Partners to take advantage of the synergistic skills and wide range of equipment available at the two locations.


Shannon ABC laboratories are customised and future proofed for wide ranging biotechnological and analytical capabilities including dedicated research bench space, analytical suites, raw material processing, HEPA filtered microbial suite and tissue culture suite, fermentation suite. Access to laboratories is controlled and restricted to authorised personnel only.


  • ÄKTA Purifier Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography
  • Flame Atomic Absorbtion Spectrometer
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) (QTOF)
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Freeze Dryer/Spray Dryer
  • Biomek automated work station
  • Biotek synergy 4 plate reader
  • Sartorius stedim tangential cross flow ultrafiltration
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Kjeldahl Analysis
  • Armfield FT18 Reverse Osmosis/Ultrafiltration Unit
  • Buchi R-220 Industrial Rotary Evaporator
  • METROHM Ion-exchange chromatography
  • Flow Cytometer
  • Controlled rate freezer
  • Phenotype Microarray™ system
  • Silverson Industrial Sherrer