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PSS Business Domain

Biotechnology + Manufacturing expertise Supporting worldwide IVD market with its original technologies

PSS is providing products with its original technologies to the world market through OEM partners

PSS is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling of instruments and the related products used in so-called in-vitro (IVD) market including gene analysis, protein analysis, and immunoassay.

PSS manufactures systems that automate sample preparation process before gene, protein or immunological analysis; such as, fully automated DNA extractor, mainly based on the PSS's patented "Magtration® technology" and it supplies those systems/instruments to worldwide market through OEM partners. Besides, PSS sells products under PSS brand.

PSS also produces the reagents and the plastic consumables used in these automated systems; furthermore, it develops and manufactures customized systems/instruments.

Furthermore, we had developed a multiplex analyzer by adopting PSS proprietary detection system "BIST®" and a full automatic system from extraction to detection/ analysis, as a development-oriented bioventure company.

Advantages of Magtration® technology

- The mechanical structure can be considerably simple.

- Extraction is completely automated, and an operation that takes 2 to 3 hours manually can be finished within 10 to 30 minutes.

- As extraction process for a sample is carried out with a disposable tip, there is no concern about cross-contamination (sample mixing).

- A solution in an extremely little amount of several μl (microliter, a millionth of 1 liter) can be processed.

- The system can handle various extraction targets including DNAs, RNAs, mRNAs (Note 1) and plasmids (Note 2).

- It is highly flexible in use, as it is operated with different reagent, by modifying reaction step.

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(Note)

1. Genetic information in DNA is first transcripted into a single-stranded RNA and then translated to an amino acid sequence for production of a protein. The RNA generated then is called mRNA (messenger RNA).

2. Cyclic double-stranded DNAs naturally present in some microbes.

PSS Business Domain

Fully Automated DNA Extractor

Manufacturing and sale of the Fully Automated DNA extractor, using an international patent, "Magtration® Technology" as core technology, is our main business.

The Automated DNA extraction system, developed and produced by PSS, are distributed to global markets through OEM partners of world-scale medical and biotechnology companies such as ROCHE and QIAGEN groups. In addition to OEM products, PSS sells its brand products.

As shown in PSS's financial statements, the category includes not only DNA extraction system, but also immunochemical luminescence analyzer, supplied to Mitsubishi Chemical Medience Corporation.

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Maintenance, spare parts and reagents

PSS supplies maintenance of the systems sold and sells the spare parts (renewal parts). Development and manufacturing of the reagents and software for extraction/ purification systems are also included in the business category. PSS develops a unique reagent to collect bacteria effectively.

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Customized Automation System

PSS provides customized automation systems to research institutions and clinical testing centers while it conducts contracted research and development as ordered from governments and their affiliated organizations. Furthermore, PSS develops new models of systems in accordance with customer's specific requirements.

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Plastic consumables

With increase of the cumulative number of the instruments/ systems sold, the sales of dedicated plastic consumables such as tips and (reagent) cartridges that are consumed as disposables has increased. The PSS group is producing a part of the plastic consumables also in Europe.

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Others

Universal Bio Research Co., Ltd. (UBR), is engaged in development of strategic products for future growth of the PSS group under research and development contract with PSS. It seeks efficient development and firm commercialization through collaboration works between PSS group, which has accumulated automated technology, and external professional organizations. In addition, UBR, as a PSS group's intellectual property management company, manages processing of patents and trademarks, which are indispensable for PSS growth in the world market.

PSS Capital Co., Ltd., as a PSS group's investment company, manages Bio-Content Fund and invests in venture companies aimed synergic effects to PSS group.

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