News & Announcements

US patent office issues patent on PIXUL®

October 20, 2020 – The United States Patent office issued patent # US10809166B2 on an “Ultrasound system for shearing cellular material in a microplate.” The patent is jointly assigned to Matchstick Technologies and the University of Washington. Click here: Matchstick Technologies Patent

PIXUL™ is available for pre-order

January 15, 2020 – Kirkland, WA. Matchstick Technologies is excited to announce that Active Motif has made PIXUL® available for pre-order at: ActiveMotif

Matchstick receives NIH grant to process FFPE samples

September 18, 2019 – Kirkland, WA. Matchstick Technologies received a Phase I/II STTR grant from NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute to develop PIXUL-FFPE: a High throughput platform for chromatin and DNA sample preparation from formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue samples.

Matchstick publishes PIXUL® results in NAR

August 1, 2019 – Kirkland, WA. Matchstick is pleased to announce publication of our studies using PIXUL® in Nucleic Acids Research: Nucleic Acids Research, 2019, Vol. 47, No. 12 e69doi:10.1093/nar/gkz222.

Matchstick receives NIH grant to develop PIXUL® technology

October 1, 2017 – Kirkland, WA. Matchstick received a Direct-to-Phase II SBIR grant from the NIH’s National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The grant is being used to further develop the PIXUL® technology that will empower researchers with consistent and repeatable shearing of DNA and chromatin in 96-well microplates.

Matchstick Technologies collaborates with Active Motif

February 1, 2017 – Kirkland, WA. Matchstick is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement with Active Motif, a premier epigenetics industry leader in developing and delivering innovative tools to enable epigenetics and gene regulation research. The agreement provides Matchstick an outlet for delivering PIXUL® to end users, and provides Active Motif with an industry-leading sample preparation platform that shears samples in 96 wells consistently, without requiring lengthy setup procedures or separate water handling needs.

Matchstick Technologies licenses PIXUL® technology from the University of Washington

January 16, 2017 – Kirkland, WA. Matchstick Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce a successful licensing of the PIXUL® sample preparation technology from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.