InnovaPrep is pleased to announce the award of two new patents applying specifically to processes and consumable components of InnovaPrep’s Concentrating Pipette and ACD-200 Bobcat Air Sampler. The company 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.
The New SpinCon II Advanced Air Sampler is now in production with expected availability in early 2014. The SpinCon II is designed to capture the widest range of bio aerosols, particulate matter, and soluble vapors. The patented cyclonic function of the SpinCon II allows it to collect particles down to 0.2 microns (submicron) and even trace vapors from explosives. Continue…
InnovaPrep recently received a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award through the Food and Drug Administration. The grant award will initiate the development of a single-use hollow fiber membrane filter tip for use in the InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette instrument as well as development of an efficient low-cost method of manufacturing this consumable component. The new filter tips will extend the range of use for the Concentrating Pipette system for processing higher volume samples and more diverse sample types such as difficult food and environmental matrices.