The following technical reports and presentations have been created by the InnovaPrep team as well as researchers from other institutions.
Mandatory microbial monitoring and observational studies of spacecraft and space stations have been conducted by traditional culture methods, although it is known that many microbes cannot be cultured with standard techniques. To fully appreciate the true number and diversity of microbes that survive in the ISS, molecular and culture-based methods were used to assess microbial communities on ISS surfaces. The Concentrating Pipette was used to concentrate surface samples.
The US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command report entitled " TECHNICAL EVALUATION OF SAMPLE-PROCESSING, COLLECTION, AND PRESERVATION METHODS" reported on a comparison study of various surface sampling technologies including the InnovaPrep Backpack Surface Sampler, The M-Vac, the BisKit, Copan SRK, and Quicksilver's QS S2P kit and QS S3 swabs. "Overall, the IP Backpack performed the best for sample collection—it was the only device that collected measurable amounts of DNA from each surface tested." The report was published in 2014.
A Poster Presentation by Carley Ross, of Beckman Coulter, titled Detection of total aerobic counts in industrial water and biologics protein production: Sample Concentration Method Analysis utilizing portable dried reagents (DuraClone) and a bench-top flow cytometer (CytoFLEX) that compared the speed, ease, and efficiency between the Concentrating Pipette, Glass Filtration, Centrifugation, and the PALL Sentino on 1 liter samples of cooling tower and other industrial waters. The method using the Concentrating Pipette was the easiest, fastest, and gave the best efficiencies as a front end to their CytoFlex flow cytometer. The poster was presented at the CYTO 2017 conference.
A new research article 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.
An article published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE 2016).
by Paula King, Long K. Pham, Shannon Waltz, Dan Sphar, Robert T. Yamamoto, Douglas Conrad, Randy Taplitz, Francesca Torriani, R. Allyn Forsyth
A poster presentation given by Andy Page at the ASM Microbe conference 2016
A poster presentation given by Mike Hornback at the IAFP conference 2016
A white paper from a poster presentation given by Andy Page at EPA’s Recreational Water Conference 2016
A testing report by Pam Murowchick, AlburtyLab Inc.
An Application Note for concentrating pathogens in whole blood using the Concentrating Pipette.
A testing report by Mike Hornback
A poster presentation by Joshua Steele (Southern California Coastal Water Research Project) for ASM 2015
A presentation by Andy Page given at the Water Microbiology Conference, University North Carolina 2015
A poster presentation by Dave Alburty, Pam Murowchick and Dr. Mike Hornback, ASM 2013
This report contains the results of brief comparison testing performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) of two concentration methods: The InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette device using two of the system’s available single-use Concentrating Pipette Tips (CPTs), and EMD Millipore Amicon Ultra 15 (10KD) centrifugal filters for virus concentration with three virus sample matrices.
A poster presentation by Dave Alburty & Pam Murowchick, American Association of Aerosol Research 2013
A presentation by Andy Page given at the 2013 Sample Prep Conference, San Diego, CA
Dawn M. Hunter, Stephaney D. Leskinen, Sonia Magaña, Sarah M. Schlemmer, Daniel V. Lim ⁎Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-7115, United States
Shibu Yooseph, et al. J. Craig Venter
A presentation by Andy Page given at the 2012 Integrating Sample Prep Conference, Baltimore
A test report on concentration efficiencies for six organisms
A presentation by Andy Page given at the 2011 Sample Prep conference
A presentation by Dave Alburty given at the 2011 Sample Prep conference
A presentation by Dr. Byron Brehm-Stecher, Iowa State University, given at the 2011 Sample Prep conference
A presentation by Andy Page given at the “Sampling The Aquatic Environment – Technologies for Sample Concentration, Remote Sampling and Sample Return” workshop hosted by the Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) Pacific Coast Partners at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Monterey, CA. March 2011
A presentation by Dave Alburty given at the 2010 Sample Prep conference
A presentation by Andy Page given at the 2009 American Association for Aerosol Research conference
Poster presentation by Andy Page presented at the American Society for Microbiology Conference 2009
A presentation by Dave Alburty given at the 2009 Biothreat Agent Workshop
A poster presentation by Dave Alburty given at the 2011 Biodetection Technologies Conference
A paper by Midwest Research Institute