With strong support from both academic and technical staff, the Center of Major Equipment and Technology (COMET) was established in June 2008 for higher efficiency, lower running costs and better maintenance of MEL's large equipment. COMET has successfully established a framework with necessary infrastructure and operational protocols. The web-based equipment inventory, together with the maintenance and booking system, have fully demonstrated the openness, transparency, efficiency and professionalism that an advanced laboratory should effective infrastructure and state-of-the-art technological support to boost research excellence. COMET will continue to strive for excellence as an infrastructure for research and teaching and to inspire innovative research discoveries.