Wet Foam Elution

Wet Foam Elution - Patented Technology

lnnovaPrep® products use a patented technology for exceptionally fast, efficient concentration based on:

  1. Capturing microorganisms or particles from large volumes of liquid or air using robust filtration.
  2. Instant recovery using Wet Foam Elution™ (WFE).

WFE uses a standard buffer, a weak surfactant as a foaming agent, and dissolved gas packaged in quick release canisters to dispense a powerful, yet gentle elution.

During elution, a small volume of buffer is quickly dispensed - expanding 6x into a viscous wet foam that lifts the trapped particles from the filter. Within seconds, the foam returns to a liquid, ready for downstream culture, molecular, sequencing, or other advanced detection methods. The exceptional characteristics of the wet foam enable concentration factors, up to 10,000x.