30M Genomics, a startup incubated at ASPIRE-BioNEST at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and working in the field of point-of-care genetic diagnostics, developed a unique technology, “AmpReady®” to extract DNA from any kind of biological sample (Human, Animal, Plant or Microbes) within five seconds without use of any equipment. This technology utilizes a very minimal quantity of samples and is a perfect fit for any point-of-care DNA-based applications. AmpReady® is a single vial of reagent to which the biological sample can be added in recommended quantity and mixed well to extract DNA. The extracted DNA sample can be used for any downstream applications like PCR, qPCR, isothermal assays, etc. This simple process is totally ecofriendly by reduced usage of plasticwares and absence of any solid/liquid wastes.
The product has been validated by major research institutes and diagnostics laboratories across India, and received appreciation. Currently, 30M Genomics is intended to validate the potential of AmpReady® in extracting RNA from COVID samples, as they have successfully extracted plant RNA from leaf and seeds, using AmpReady®. The founders of 30M Genomics, Dr. Benet Dhas, Ms. PSKN Pavani and Mr. Yaswanth Reddy worked two years to develop the reagent recipe and validate the product. ASPIRE BioNEST provided complete support in terms of mentorship and technical support to develop and commercialize the product. Further information about AmpReady® can be found at http://30mgenomics.com/products/ampready/
BioNEST is managed by a Section 8, not-for-profit organization; Association for Scientific Pursuits for Innovative Research Enterprises (ASPIRE), that manages all incubation and innovation activities in the campus. Presently, there are 25 incubates and ASPIRE BioNEST offers incubation services mainly to the start-ups, who are actively working to address the pressing needs like medical requirements, environment protection, agricultural innovations, human wellness, animal ethics etc. ASPIRE BioNEST also encourages and supports young budding individual entrepreneurs through bench space incubation.