SOURCE: IntegenX Inc.

March 16, 2011 07:00 ET

Frost & Sullivan Award Highlights Environmentally Responsible Genetic Analysis Technology at IntegenX Inc.

Energy Requirements for DNA, RNA Preservation and Storage Slashed to Near Zero

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - IntegenX Inc. was honored with the Frost & Sullivan Award for Innovation and Leadership at the 2011 Excellence in Life Sciences Awards Banquet in San Francisco, CA. The award recognizes IntegenX's integration of ambient-temperature biological sample management technologies with the company's systems for processing and analyzing DNA and RNA.

Conventional methods of preserving and storing biological samples depend on extreme cooling and cold storage, and therefore require substantial and ongoing energy resources for the manufacture and delivery of cooling materials such as dry ice and liquid nitrogen, and the operation of -80 °C cryopreservation freezers. IntegenX's ambient-temperature genetic sample preservation technologies completely eliminate the requirement for cooling and cold storage without affecting the integrity of the sample or the quality of genetic analysis data produced from the recovered DNA or RNA.

Ambient-temperature genetic sample storage technologies are integral features of IntegenX's systems for DNA-based human identification and for DNA and RNA sample processing. By eliminating the energy burdens of cold biological sample transport and storage, these systems help universities, law enforcement departments, biobanks, and other genetic analysis organizations to reduce their operational energy consumption and achieve their environmental sustainability goals.

About IntegenX Inc.
IntegenX Inc., headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets automated DNA and RNA based sample preparation systems for life sciences, applied sciences, and diagnostics markets. IntegenX products eliminate the most acute pain points affecting widely adopted laboratory workflows. The company's expertise and intellectual property includes its patented MOVe™ valve technology and proprietary patent pending PrepX™ reagent kits. The microfluidics technology platform integrates advanced fluidics and robotic capabilities to produce sample-to-answer performance for DNA-based forensics, human identity (HID) testing, and biodefense, and to prepare samples for DNA and RNA sequencing as well as molecular diagnostics applications. For more information, please visit www.integenx.com.

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    Howard D. Goldstein
    IntegenX Inc.
    5720 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 300
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    925.701.3481
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