Pennsylvania Patent of the Month – March 2024

Biomeme, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing molecular labs for anyone anywhere, has secured a patent for their portable sample analysis technology. Imagine a compact, lightweight device capable of analyzing biological samples with precision and efficiency, all in a substantially lab-free environment. That’s precisely what Biomeme’s portable analytic device offers.

At the heart of this innovation lies a meticulously engineered housing, housing a block with a recess designed to contain assay tubes containing biological samples and magnetic beads. These beads undergo motion within the tube, facilitated by a movable carriage with a magnet. This motion is crucial for optimal sample processing, ensuring thorough mixing and interaction between the sample and reagents.

But what truly sets this device apart is its portability. With a weight of, at most, 15 kilograms, it’s a game-changer for fieldwork and on-the-go diagnostics. Whether deployed in remote areas, disaster zones, or healthcare facilities with limited resources, Biomeme’s device empowers users to perform crucial analyses with ease.

The device’s compact design, with a housing volume of less than about 1,500 cubic centimeters, maximizes efficiency without compromising on performance. Its versatility is enhanced by the ability of either the movable carriage or the block to undergo linear motion, ensuring flexibility in sample processing.

Notably, Biomeme’s device is not just about sample processing—it’s a comprehensive solution. Integrated excitation and emission filters, along with a detector, enable precise analysis of emission energy from the biological sample, providing accurate results in real-time.

The device’s functionality extends beyond processing alone. With optional heating and cooling units, thermal energy can be precisely controlled, ensuring optimal conditions for sample analysis. This level of control is essential for maintaining sample integrity and achieving reliable results.

What’s more, Biomeme’s device is not just a standalone tool—it’s part of a broader ecosystem. With a processing unit capable of communicating with external mobile devices, users can seamlessly integrate the device into their workflows, streamlining data collection and analysis.

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