Aptorum Group Limited, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that the US Patent and Trademark Office (“US PTO”) has granted the patent regarding the Rapid Pathogen Infectious Disease Liquid Biopsy Diagnostics (“RPIDD”) regarding the invention of an unbiased and simultaneous amplification method for DNA library preparation (US Patent No : US11,280,028 B1) to A*STAR institution, a Singapore based institution with whom Aptorum has an exclusive licensing agreement of the said technology. The RPIDD technology has been exclusively licensed by Aptorum from A*Star through its subsidiary, Aptorum Innovations Holding Pte Limited.
The RPIDD invention employs a unique method in preparing DNA libraries from samples which contain more than one type of nucleic acids in substantially low amount comparative to non-nucleic acid molecules in the sample within a remarkably shorter turnaround time and substantially more simplified steps compared to conventional methods of preparing DNA library.
Mr. Darren Lui, President and Executive Director of Aptorum Group Limited comments “Through our collaboration partner A*STAR, we are extremely delighted that the USPTO has recognised the uniqueness of our RPIDD technology and hence granted the said patent. The patented RPIDD method is going to revolutionize the traditional first line clinical diagnostics for infectious diseases such as blood culture, PCR (etc), and we are convinced that a rapid molecular liquid biopsy based diagnostics approach for infectious diseases will disrupt the current approaches and hence in due course potentially reduce infected patient’s mortality and morbidity. We are now spearheading the efforts in the ongoing clinical validation and pre-commercialisation preparation of our patented RPIDD.”
Source – BusinessWire