The Safelock technology was initially developed under the working title sRCA, or superRCA as in Super Rolling Circle Amplification; super referring to the extra second step of rolling, achieving the outstanding superiority.
The technology was then renamed to Safelock. When we realized just how natural the sRCA had become, and that it had stuck with other researchers, we decided to go back to the roots and formally name the technology sRCA as in superRCA.
superRCA technology is the result of 10+ years of research at The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University. Our method is based on rolling circle amplification and padlock probe technique, combined into a single tube assay for super sensitive nucleic acid sequence detection. You can read more about the technology here.