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FEATURE ARTICLE
Life Magnetics Solves Vaccine Transport without Cold Storage
Using carbon-coated magnetic beads, biotech company Life Magnetics
is embarked on a mission to solve the most difficult aspect
of RNA therapeutics and at-home testing - the logistics of transporting
fragile RNA molecules such as those in Covid vaccines.
It also wants to apply its special technology to other big medical
opportunities such as wastewater testing, cancer screening and,
ultimately, room temperature RNA therapeutics.
The problem with ribonucleic acid is that it is a fragile molecule.
Most living organisms try to destroy free RNA because they think
it's a virus. Even if it's not destroyed in this way, RNA falls apart
on its own in a few days. Now, Life Magnetics has developed a
new tool in Covid-19 vaccine distribution, eliminating the need for
cold storage.
C-Prep magnetic beads from
Life Magnetics
Despite the transport limitations, the
promise of RNA at-home testing and
RNA therapeutics cannot be ignored,
points out the company. Some experts
estimate that by 2040, 60% of
all drugs may be RNA drugs. RNA diagnostics
aren't just limited to detecting
viruses like COVID-19, it's also
one of the best ways to detect cancer
and a range of other conditions.
Remember how DNA sequencing
was a big deal in the early 2000's?
RNA sequencing is a super-charged
version of DNA sequencing. It yields
data sets that are 20x larger than
DNA sequencing and RNA diagnostics
are usually more informative for
diagnostic applications.
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The scientists at Life Magnetics set out to solve the problem with
RNA shipping and storage using a mechanism unique to carbon
surfaces, leading to the development of their carbon-coated
magnetic beads. This product includes only the carbon-coated
magnetic beads without any buffers. It is designed for storage and
shipping of RNA and for labs that formulate their own custom buffers.
The beads are also integrated into handy diagnostic kits.
C-Prep Viral DNA Kit
Now the next generation of RNA sample preparation is here, it
says. Funded by the National Science Foundation and investors,
along with the sale of its C-Prep magnetic beads and other
diagnostic products, the company uses carbon-coated magnetic
beads for RNA isolation and stabilization. For more than
a decade, scientists have studied a unique interaction between
carbon and single stranded nucleic acids, called pi-pi stacking.
The unique effect can be leveraged for superior RNA purity and
selectivity. The process is simple, low-cost, and compatible with a
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Life Magnetics Solves Vaccine Transport without Cold Storage
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Research & Development
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2022 - Life Magnetics Solves Vaccine Transport without Cold Storage
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2022 - Fortis Life Sciences a New Force in Magnetic Particles with nanoComposix
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2022 - Mercedes-Benz Prepares Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio
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