The InnovaPrep technology was developed to fill the recognized need for a macro‐to‐micro interface between large sample volumes collected by aerosol sampling systems and the ultra low volumes analyzed by advanced detectors.
The Integratable Sample Concentration Unit was built for ease of integration into sample collection/detection systems and possesses the novel ability to separate nucleic acids and proteins from viable cells and concentrate the target organisms or proteins for improved detection. The process is highly efficient and effective over a wide range of particle sizes from 5 nanometers to 20 microns.
An Input sample port to accept collection fluid from a collector or process sample stream
Captured viable cells are recovered into a user‐preselected concentrated volume from 20μL—50 mL
The concentrate dispenses into a reservoir that the sample can be drawn from for additional sample preparation and/or analysis
The process has the ability to concentrate whole cells while passing free DNA. Concentration of the free DNA portion with a second InnovaPrep stage is now an option
The sample is concentrated into a buffer or fluid chosen by the user
The concentrator is small; with a footprint of approximately 12 inches tall, by 11.5 inches wide, by 6 inches deep or smaller
Two long‐lasting concentration cells are provided with InnovaPrep systems. Other concentration cell types may be used as necessary to meet through‐ put times and final concentrate volume requirements