Isolating RNA and How We Are Different

Isolating RNA can be a cumbersome task for any lab due to the fragile nature of the RNA structure. RNA is typically a single-stranded nucleic acid that can degrade in minutes if improperly handled. You may remember how the COVID vaccines needed cold storage to be shipped across the country - without it, you could not preserve the RNA integrity. Life Magnetics carbon-coated magnetic bead kits take the stress away from your isolation process. Our kits deliver quality RNA with an easy-to-understand extraction method (and without the extra column steps). Our technology stabilizes the RNA at room temperature to protect the RNA during the isolation process. Isolating RNA can require many purification steps, as well as a DNase cleanup to ensure the quality and integrity of the RNA. With our kits, no DNase cleanup is required, and we have automated our procedure on the Opentrons Liquid Handler.

RNA Isolation Market

Testing in the life sciences, which includes medical tests and drug development, begins by isolating the molecules to be tested from raw biological material. RNA is a particularly difficult molecule to work with because it degrades in only 28 minutes. “What’s driving the rapid growth of the top 20 biopharma companies,” an article published by John Carroll in Endpoints News, notes that over the past six years the valuation of the top 20 biopharma companies has doubled and researchers at these companies believe the top three growth areas between 2018 and 2028 will be: RNA technology, gene therapies, and gene editing.

Emerging RNA Applications

RNA tech includes powerful new diagnostic tools and revolutionary drugs. In diagnostics, RNA sequencing is vastly more powerful than DNA sequencing. DNA sequencing has limited diagnostic potential because a person will have the same DNA their entire lives. Sequencing that DNA yields the same result whether they are a child or an adult, even if they're sick. RNA sequencing probes what processes the body is performing at the moment the sample is taken which makes it a much more powerful diagnostic tool. Furthermore, RNA drugs promise to increase the number of targets by allowing synthetic instructions to reach the cells. This makes RNA tech one of the most promising technologies in both diagnostic and therapeutics.

Our Value Proposition

Life Magnetics, Inc. has developed the worlds first carbon-based RNA extraction methods which allows RNA to be extracted, processed, shipped, and stored much easier than with existing silica-based methods. The product improves key figures of merit such as RNA yield and purity which are metrics used by researchers and engineers to select products. Life Magnetics also offer unique features, such as the ability to store and ship RNA with a visual indicator through the clumping of the beads, which are features that no other similar products have.

Our Innovation

Application Number: 15/888,702
Title: Methods for Separating RNA with Carbon Coated Magnetic Beads
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Life Magnetics is your complete solution to RNA isolation, storage, and shipping.