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febit receives US patent for new microfluidic microarray DNA extraction method

Febit Biomed : 28 May, 2008  (Company News)
febit has received a US patent on its microfluidic microarray-based method for extraction of DNA and RNA.
The method forms the basis of a novel technology that enables the expanded use of next-generation sequencers in genomic research. Further investigation of the human genome by resequencing will particularly benefit from the new method: febit uses its microfluidic biochip system for sequence-based selective isolation of nucleic acids from genomic samples.

The new approach to high-throughput sequencing essentially relies on high-density Microarray biochips with flexible design, a technology established by febit several years ago. The newly patented method is known as hybselect, targeted sequencing or sequence capture. Using this innovative technique, researchers are able to isolate genes or genomic regions of interest from a complex DNA sample prior to sequencing.

febit microfluidic biochip systems have been successfully used for several years in DNA analysis and synthesis. The latest patent was now granted in the USA, patents in Europe and other foreign countries will soon follow.

febit currently holds more than 20 patents and patent applications. In addition to bioanalytics, the company's intellectual property portfolio predominantly covers the production of synthetic genes on biochips, an area where febit holds several key patents. Using a focused application strategy, febit has been able to secure intellectual property rights on important product components, processes and evolving technologies.
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