SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomics, Inc., provider of X-Swab™, a novel bio-specimen collection material, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two U.S. Patents held by Diomics covering novel biologic sample collection materials, devices made from them, and methods for their use in forensics and diagnostics.
The primary method of collecting forensic stain materials is by swabbing. Recovery of DNA from a number of commercially-available swabs is not an efficient process. The proprietary technology covered in these patents is applicable for developing an effective tool from material that allows for the efficient capture and release of low template DNA and for increasing yield during PCR.
U.S. Patent 8,685,747 for Porous Materials for Biological Sample Collection, issued 4/1/2014, covers hybrid synthetic materials that capture biologic samples efficiently, and more importantly, readily release analytes, such as DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates from collectors that dissolve or disintegrate in extraction media, giving high yields of desired biomolecules with little or no degradation. This allows ready identification of sample donors for forensic purposes with only trace levels of acquired sample. The patent is assigned to the Board of Regents of the University of Arizona, the site of initial studies, licensed exclusively to Diomics, and provided a starting point for R&D that lead to the discovery of proprietary materials that have proven superior in handling of biologic samples.
U.S. Patent 8,759,075 for Biologic Sample Collection Devices and Methods of Production and Use Thereof, issued 6/24/2014, covers polymeric collection materials, their manufacture and treatment to give desired properties, and their use in collection devices, stemming from R&D work carried out at Diomics. Diomat™, the primary claimed material, has demo
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