Background

RNA Isolation

Testing in the life sciences, including medical tests and drug development, begins by isolating the molecules to be tested from raw biological material. This first step, known as isolation or extraction, is often the most critical and time-consuming step. Life Magnetics, Inc. provides kits for isolating ribonucleic acids (RNA) from biological materials including blood, saliva, tissues, and plant matter.

“What’s driving the rapid growth of the top 20 biopharma companies in the world,” 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 with companies such as Johnson & Johnson increasing 351%. A survey of researchers at the companies included revealed that they believe the top three growth areas between 2018 and 2028 will be: RNA technology, gene therapies, and gene editing.

After RNA is isolated from the source sample, researchers use the purified RNA for a number of analysis techniques such as reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), RNA sequencing (gene sequencing), array analysis, northern blots, or cDNA library construction.

The field of RNA technology expects major growth because it provides vastly better information than DNA sequencing with regards to how the organism is functioning. DNA may be the code for life, but it contains a huge amount of redundant or unimportant information. RNA sequencing focuses on the genes and processing actively being used by an organism, providing information on what pathways are active and how they are impacting biological function.

Until now, the major limiting factor in the deployment of new RNA based tests have been in the collection and isolation of RNA. Life Magnetics has addressed these issues and is enabling a new generation of life science tests that are faster, cheaper, and deliver vastly better information to researchers and medical professionals.

Our Innovation

Application Number: 15/888,702
Title: Methods for Separating RNA with Carbon Coated Magnetic Beads
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