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Juan G. Santiago, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016
For outstanding contributions to fundamental understanding of electrokinetic phenomena impacting a wide range of applications spanning from energy to bioanalysis

Purigen Debuts New Advanced Technology System to Simplify and Improve the Purification of Nucleic Acids from Precious Clinical Genomic Samples

Via Business Wire | November 6, 2019

Purigen Biosystems, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation technologies for extracting and purifying nucleic acids from biological samples, today announced the launch of its Ionic™ Purification System. The small benchtop system utilizes the company’s core isotachophoresis (ITP) technology to extract, purify, and concentrate nucleic acids from biological samples in one hour with less than three minutes of hands-on time per sample. Purigen will unveil the new system and present data during the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo.

The Ionic Purification System enables the automated extraction of nucleic acids with dramatically increased yields and improved purity from a wide range of sample types, including cultured or sorted cells and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues. Biological samples are gently lysed and then loaded into the Ionic™ Fluidics Chip. The Ionic system then applies an electric field to the chip and the nucleic acids are isolated in their natural, native form using the company’s proprietary ITP technology. The nucleic acids are not denatured or dehydrated, and there is no binding or stripping from fixed surfaces. The process minimizes fragmentation and eliminates any bead or buffer contamination. The extracted nucleic acids are pure, abundant, and ready for analysis by any downstream technique such as next-generation sequencing or PCR… Continue reading.

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Juan G. Santiago, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | January 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Juan G. Santiago, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Santiago was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to fundamental understanding of electrokinetic phenomena impacting a wide range of applications spanning from energy to bioanalysis.

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