Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep explains the important differences and values in efficiency vs concentration factors for pathogen detection.

InnovaPrep’s tools for concentration include:
The Concentrating Pipette – provides concentration factors of 10,000X or more.
The Large Volume Concentration (LVC) Kit- provides concentration factors of 2,000X or more.


Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep provides an overview of rapid sample concentration using the InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette.

The poster A Rapid and Efficient Sample Preparation Method for Spoilage Organism Detection in American Lager Beer was presented at the 2018 ASBC Brewing Summit, by Michael Hornback, PhD.

For more detailed method information, please see the application note titled, Rapid Concentration of Spoilage Organisms in Beer


Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep provides an overview of public health applications using the InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette. This poster was presented at the ASM Biodefense Conference 2019, titled Mini Meta Study: Improved Pathogen Detection of Air, Surface and Liquid     Samples through Rapid Concentration which gives an overview of the   following publications:

Detection of an Avian Lineage Influenza A(H7N2) Virus in Air and Surface Samples at a New York City Feline Quarantine Facility Francoise M.Blachere et al. CDC NIOSH published: 16 May 2018. 

Comparison of Methods to Determine the Microbial Quality of Alternative Irrigation Waters Hsin-Bai Yina, Universityof Maryland, and Jitu Patel, Department of Nutrition and USDA ARS,Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory published in the Journalof Agriculture Water Management

Characterization of Aspergillus Fumigatus Isolates from Air and Surfaces of the International Space Station published in the ASM mSphere Journal by University of Wisconsin—Madison and the Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group, at the NASA  Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes Microbial Observatory Experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) using a method of recovering surface samples that included the InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette.


In this segment, Dave explains the Concentrating Pipette’s ability to concentrate viruses and compatibility of the system’s elution fluids on infectivity assays vs rapid molecular methods.

For more information see the white paper entitled, Rapid Concentration of Viruses and Phage Using the InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette.

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Dave Alburty, CEO, InnovaPrep provides an overview of the Department of Homeland Security's SenseNet program and InnovaPrep's involvement.