Novilytic receives R&D 100 Award for Noviplex™ blood-plasma sampling device
July 16, 2014
The Noviplex™ Plasma Collection Card uses capillary action in combination with a three-membrane stack to separate and filter blood cells from plasma as the plasma migrates sequentially through the stack. The bottom membrane consists of an absorbent material with fixed dimensions that define the volume of plasma that is contained at saturation. R&D Magazine recognized Novilytic LLC and its card with an R&D 100 award. (Novilytic image)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A device that assists individuals in collecting a sample of plasma from a larger blood specimen for laboratory tests has been awarded a 2014 R&D 100 Award from the editors of R&D magazine.
Novilytic LLC, which has laboratory space in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, was recognized for its Noviplex™ Plasma Collection Card. President Timothy E. Woenker said the Noviplex card can eliminate the need for much of the traditional laboratory infrastructure needed to collect a plasma sample that is free of blood cells.
"Traditional plasma sampling methods produce liquid samples that require expensive processing, preservation and transport," he said. "Noviplex combines sample collection and plasma fractionation, sample preservation, transportation and sample preparation into a single, simple step. It also requires a much smaller volume of blood than the traditional venipuncture method and is minimally invasive."
Noviplex uses capillary action in combination with a three-membrane stack to separate and filter blood cells from plasma as the plasma migrates sequentially through the stack. The bottom membrane consists of an absorbent material with fixed dimensions that define the volume of plasma that is contained at saturation.
Woenker said being recognized by R&D Magazine with an R&D 100 award is an honor for Novilytic.
"The award means the company's vision and ability to create relevant technology and products are on target," he said. "It also means our Noviplex Plasma Collection Card has been considered to be useful, and that our creativity, hard work and persistence to get to this point as a business are recognized."
About Novilytic LLC
Novilytic offers analytical tools, methods and services for application by investigators working in various segments of the health, biological and environmental sciences. We specialize in the application of quantitative LC/MS/MS tandem mass spectrometry to provide the researcher with reliable results permitting identification and comparative study of peptides, metabolites, drugs and other biomarkers.
About Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Park is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The Purdue Research Park manages the Purdue Technology Centers in four sites in Indiana - West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The more than 260 companies located in the park network employ about 4,500 people who earn an average annual wage of $63,000. The park is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year by the National Business Incubator Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765- 588-3342, email@example.com
Source: Tim Woenker, 260-409-5893, firstname.lastname@example.org