Frederick, MD based Akonni Biosystems has announced issuance of a patent titled “Apparatus, system, and method for purifying nucleic acids.” The method described by the patent utilizes the company’s TruTip kits, which consist of pipette tips that contain a nucleic acid binding matrix in order to speed up the process of extracting DNA or RNA samples for PCR.
From the press release:
TruTip Extraction Kits were released to the market last November and are the latest products by Akonni Biosystems to be protected by a U.S. Patent. When used with Mettler Toledo RAININ EDP 3-Plus Advanced Electronic Pipettes with LTS, TruTip Extraction Kits are not only fast and easy to use, but will concentrate DNA/RNA on the order of 5 to 20 fold and offer the same yield and purity as traditional methods without requiring any major capital equipment. TruTip Extractions Kits are also available for Eppendorf’s epMotion liquid handling systems when ultra-rapid, hands-free automation and sample throughput from 16 to 384 extractions per day is important.