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Novel PCT Method Unveiled by Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Collaborators at the Harvard School of Public Health
Date:3/19/2008

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO) ("PBI") today announced that researchers from the Company and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have unveiled a novel approach for the simultaneous extraction, isolation, and fractionation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), proteins, and lipids from animal and plant samples routinely used in laboratory research. The method is based on the synergistic combination of the Company's patented pressure cycling technology (PCT), single-use processing containers (PULSE Tubes), and proprietary PCT- enhanced reagents. Presentations on this unique "systems biology" method were made by Dr. Alexander V. Lazarev (PBI) and Dr. Alexander R. Ivanov (HSPH) at the US HUPO (Human Proteomic Organization) 4th Annual Conference, being held March 16-19, in Bethesda Maryland.

Systems biology (SB) refers to the study of the interactions of different biological systems within an organism, which allows scientists to consider the integrated effects of many complex biological interactions. It is hoped that SB studies will result in a more rapid development of diagnostics and therapeutics. Integral to the SB approach is the study of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids from the same research sample. Unfortunately, very few techniques currently available allow for the concomitant extraction, isolation, and fractionation of these important bio-molecules. Therefore, scientists must rely on mutually incompatible sample preparation methods that result in costly, time-consuming, and problematic processing issues. In their presentations, Dr. Lazarev and Dr. Ivanov unveiled a novel method that they said successfully overcomes the bottleneck issues that face today's sys
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