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HADFIELD, United Kingdom, Dec. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UK genomics company, RevoluGen Ltd. is pleased to announce it has entered into a non-exclusive distribution agreement with BioEntist of Thailand for the distribution of its Fire Monkey™ High Molecular Weight (HMW)-DNA extraction product range.
Under the terms of the agreement, RevoluGen has granted BioEntist the rights to promote, market and sell Fire Monkey products to its molecular biology users in Thailand. BioEntist is a leading life science distributor of complete workflow products in molecular biology that will accelerate the commercialisation of Fire Monkey in the vibrant Far East commercial and research markets for DNA sequencing and genomics.
Fire Monkey is the world’s first spin column based Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification (NAIP) kit that extracts highly pure, long-length DNA, the important first step in DNA sequencing. It performs HMW-DNA extraction and simultaneous size selection from bacterial and animal cells. Taking just one hour to perform, the Fire Monkey protocol results in average DNA strand lengths of appx. 100kb.
Mr. Sarawut Saephoo, CEO at BioEntist, said, “With more labs looking to sequence DNA for both academic and the burgeoning genomics applications, there is an increasing need to extract high molecular weight DNA with the flexibility of hybrid sequencing protocols. In customer tests, RevoluGen’s HMW DNA extraction outperformed competitor technologies and we are thus delighted to add the Fire Monkey products to our sequencing range.”
RevoluGen’s patent-protected technology is derived from a spin-column based protocol to extract HMW-DNA using a high g-force but which does not break down the long and fragile DNA molecules as much as standard spin-column technologies. Fire Monkey produces DNA fragments of an average 100kb in length that are not too short and not too long and are found to be in a relatively tightly defined range of lengths. The Fire Monkey extract has so few small fragments that separate size selection steps are usually not required and so few very long fragments that separate fragmentation steps are also generally not required. This selectivity improves the overall sequencing results by not wasting as much sequencing resources on either reading the less useful small fragments or blocking the pores or wells with fragments that are too long.
The Fire Monkey technology can also be size tuned into producing DNA fragments in very tight bands of smaller lengths below its standard 100kb average DNA extract length. This tuning can be dialled down to produce the average DNA extract length most suitable for optimal throughput performance of leading sequencing technologies.
Dr Georgios Patsos, inventor of the Fire Monkey technology and CSO at RevoluGen, said, “Being a familiar and user-friendly spin column process, Fire Monkey is ideal for extraction of DNA for on all sequencing platforms giving users the benefit of one extraction for both their initial short-read sequencing and for any subsequent long-read sequencing that can therefore be performed on exactly the same original sample without any further cost, reprocessing problems or potential handling errors. By only needing to do one extraction rather than two it can reduce sample handling and storage significantly enabling cost effective hybrid assemblies.”
In addition to this agreement RevoluGen has non-exclusive distribution agreements with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for global distribution through its MilliporeSigma division and with Welgene, for the Taiwanese market.
The DNA sequencing market is currently predicted to grow from $7bn to some $50bn over the next 10 years.
Caption: RevoluGen’s Fire Monkey HMW-DNA extraction kit
BioEntist will be introducing Fire Monkey HMW DNA extraction technology to its BioCommunity at a workshop in Bangkok (and online) on 28 January 9-3pm, where RevoluGen’s CSO Dr Georgios Patsos will be available for an online Q&A. For more details and to register to attend, click HERE.
About RevoluGen – www.revolugen.co.uk.
RevoluGen is a privately held scientific research and development company commercialising molecular tools with a specific focus on rapidly extracting long and pure DNA fragments from cells.
RevoluGen’s Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification (NAIP) products have broad application across all of both short- and long-read DNA sequencing technologies, including their use in particular for population genomics, epidemiological mutation screening and antibiotic microbial resistance gene monitoring.
Fire Monkey significantly improves sequencing results by extracting long-fragment DNA with a simultaneous size selection function built into the protocol that minimises the small-fragment DNA contamination. Used independently, the size selection protocol of Fire Flower can improve the molecular ratio of the products from any extraction kit and its output is compatible with all sequencing technologies.
The Company headquarters, R&D, manufacturing and direct customer sales and support are based in the UK. RevoluGen serves customers worldwide and has secured agreements with world-leading molecular biology tools companies including Merck KGaA (sales), Welgene and BioEntist (distribution), Cytiva (manufacturing), Tecan (96-well plates and automation) and A4P (logistics).
About BioEntist – https://bioentist.com/
BioEntist Co., Ltd. – “Expertise of Bioinnovation” is a company provide scientific products and services for scientists in various applications by offering biomaterials for molecular biology and other scientific fields.
There are 4 parts of their products and services: BioProduct Provide the complete workflow in molecular biology. Especially Next-Generation Sequencing and its related reagents, consumables, and equipments; BioImport Worldwide scientific products is possible with import service. Both of authorized distribution and also on-request importation; BioBlog With experiences on molecular biology, BioBlog keep updated the related knowledge in this field to be a part of information sharing.; BioCommunity Sponsored by BioEntist. Specific experiences in molecular biology and get involve and set-up annual seminar, workshop, experiment design, international conference, and also exhibition.
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