May 20, 2014 InnovaPrep LLC is pleased to announce a new patent award applying to the company’s biological concentration technologies, currently commercialized within the Concentrating Pipette. InnovaPrep holds a family of 15 awarded and pending patents surrounding InnovaPrep’s underlying technology termed “Wet Foam Elution” awarded in 2012. The process is utilized in many of the Company’s currently available and pipeline products and greatly improves the way biological samples, especially those containing pathogenic organisms, are collected and prepared for analysis.
U.S. Patent Application No. 13/028,897, entitled “Portable Concentrator”, was issued May 20, 2014 as U.S. Patent No. 8,726,744 B2. This patent is owned by InnovaPrep and applies specifically systems and methods for a disposable hand-held and zero power mircoparticle concentrator.
InnovaPrep was formed in 2009 to commercialize its new concentration and sample preparation technology developed at AlburtyLab, Inc. in collaboration with Page Applied Research LLC. The technology was developed in response to the recognized need for a macro-to-micro interface between large sample volumes from liquids, air, and surfaces – and advanced detectors which require ultra-low volumes for analysis.
The InnovaPrep technology has application with any identifier, detector, or detection method where increased sensitivity is needed. Fields of application include, but are not limited to, food, drug, and water safety; biodefense; veterinary diagnostics; and industrial and environmental monitoring.