IB Applied Science is the result of the interaction between researchers in microbiology and molecular biology with engineers. The need for robust devices that minimize the experimental variability beyond prototypes was the reason of meeting. PhAST - PhotoActivation System for Tubes - is the team’s first product.
IUL, S.A. will bring its knowhow and sales network to industrialize, commercialize and support the products developed as a result of the alliance.
PhAST equipment allows neutralizing the DNA of dead organisms through the use of photoactivable intercalating agents. The samples treated with the system, enable the detection of DNA from only the living cells by conventional PCR or Real Time PCR.
The equipment is thermally stable, with a constant uniform light dose. The PhAST allows simultaneous photo-activation of 12 samples in a simple and efficient manner.
The PhAST minimizes intra-and inter-laboratory variability, while eliminating the negative overheating impact in the samples.