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We’ve officially launched our brand new sample prep form factor - the Biomeme M1 Sample Prep Cartridge Kit for DNA, DNA-HI, RNA and eDNA. It’s a compact mobile solution for the extraction of purified nucleic acids (in about 1-2 minutes) from a variety of target types (e.g., viruses, gram neg/pos bacteria, archaea, spores, algae) and sample matrices (e.g., arthropods, tissue, plant material, swabs, filters, whole blood, transport media, homogenates, environmental water, urine, etc.).

Keeping in mind the portability and ease-of-use of our platform, these cartridges perform equally as well as our previous form factor and continue the trend of requiring no lab equipment, refrigeration, electricity, incubation, alcohol precipitation or phenol chloroform extraction. Instead, they utilize a filtration-based method in which nucleic acids selectively bind the silica membrane inside our proprietary M1 Sample Prep Columns. Subsequent washes through a sequence of specially formulated buffers yield purified nucleic acids upon elution.

If you were looking to combine speed and performance, then you found it. See it in action here!

The Biomeme M1 Cartridge is available now for purchase at shop.biomeme.com for $450. Each kit contains everything required to prep 30 samples.

For a limited time only, get 10% off your first M1 Sample Prep Cartridge Kit order with code 7SIMPLESTEPS. Limited to one use per customer.

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Meet our newest family member.

All good things must come to an end… and be replaced with something better!

This week we are proud to launch our brand new mobile PCR thermocycler - Franklin™ by Biomeme. Franklin enables multiplex real-time detection of up to 27 targets from a single sample. It’s 3 lbs, hand-held, and battery-operated for maximum portability providing you with a full day’s work out in the field on a single charge.

Franklin™ comes in three different variations depending on the color channel detection you require - one9, two9 and three9. These variations give you the freedom to start small with a 1-color (Green, FAM/SYBR), 9-well portable thermocycler, but also the ability to add up to two additional color channels (Amber, TexasRedX & Red, ATTO647N) in a matter of minutes. The remote upgrade is simple and handled over-the-air via our companion mobile app, Biomeme Go.

Just like our two3 thermocycler, Franklin™ continues the trend of requiring no lab equipment, electricity or special equipment to use and is now available for purchase at shop.biomeme.com

To learn more about Franklin™ or to request a technical product sheet, please contact mark.mcanallen@biomeme.com.

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Biomeme and a team from The Wilds have been featured in The Columbus Dispatch (dispatch.com), a daily newspaper based in Columbus, Ohio. The following is an excerpt from the post, written by Alissa Widman Neese.

While water samples are mostly tested for eDNA in labs, it can be challenging when those labs are located far from the bodies of water being examined.

That’s the case for The Wilds, a 10,000-acre wildlife conservation center that the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium operates about 70 miles southeast of Columbus. Zoo staff members and other wildlife activists across Ohio have released hundreds of hand-reared hellbender salamanders into the state’s waterways since 2012, hoping to reintroduce the species in areas where human impact has reduced their populations to near-extinction.

But surveying past or potential release sites requires some planning, especially when time and heat can degrade DNA before it gets back to their lab.

The “two3” technology tested Wednesday could eliminate those obstacles. Biomeme, a Philadelphia-based company, makes the device, a one-pound box that attaches to a smartphone, which acts as an interface to run the test and send results to a digital storage cloud.

To read the full article, click here.

Visit "A Guide to Environmental DNA (eDNA)" to download our free white paper and learn more about the advantages of eDNA over traditional methods of species detection.

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