2023-02-20 | PRESS RELEASE
BioEcho receives patent for its EchoLUTION technology in the U.S. and Japan
Cologne, February 20, 2023
BioEcho announces the grant of two patents for the innovative EchoLUTION technology transforming established nucleic acid extraction procedures.
"The existing intellectual property landscape is considerable, making this announcement a significant and exciting recognition for our company. Our patent approvals in Japan and in the U.S. prove that BioEcho technology is truly innovative." reports Dr. Markus Müller, CEO of BioEcho.
The patents named “Rapid purification of high-quality nucleic acids from biological samples" further strengthen the company’s intellectual property portfolio and represents the company’s idea that even the most routine molecular biology protocols can be improved. For decades, DNA/RNA extraction has relied on silica-based methods, which encompass several washing steps before eluting the purified nucleic acids. The innovative EchoLUTION technology allows DNA and RNA extraction in one single centrifugation step: Nucleic acids pass through the purification matrix without interaction, while impurities are held back and completely removed. The result is a high-quality and inhibitor-free DNA or RNA ready for downstream applications. Moreover, the technology per se means that, due to fewer steps, less consumables are needed which translated into a huge reduction of the plastic need.
“EchoLUTION is unique, as it reverses the purification principle: no binding first, washing, and eluting, but straight away elution”, Markus Müller explains the simplicity of the technology. “One centrifugation and you’re done.”
These patents further strengthen BioEcho as a transformation driver for many processes in molecular diagnostics, academic and biopharmaceutical research, as well as plant and animal breeding. The company has a passion to transform molecular biology and clinical diagnostics, as well as offering a sustainable alternative to laboratories.
About BioEcho Life Sciences GmbH
BioEcho Life Sciences is a specialized solution provider for the extraction and analysis of nucleic acids. We create disruptive technologies, products, and workflows that make downstream processing of nucleic acids easier and faster, significantly increase throughput, and deliver reliable results. Our EchoLUTION technology enables the fastest DNA and RNA extraction on the market - in just one single step. It reduces the associated plastic consumption by up to 70 %.
BioEcho, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, was founded in 2016 by leading industry experts. The headquarter is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
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