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Diagenode, Inc. Introduces New Bioruptor Sonicator Models: Systems Optimized for High-Throughput and for Next Generation Sequencing Library Preparation

3/15/2010 10:51:09 AM

SPARTA, NJ and LIEGE, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) - Diagenode, an innovative leader in products and technologies for epigenetics, genomics and diagnostics, and the only provider of complete epigenetics solutions, announced today the launch of two new models of its popular Bioruptor® sonicator, the Bioruptor-UCD500, tailored for high-throughput labs, and the new digital UCD300, optimized for use in next-generation sequencing. The new systems will be launched at the X-Gen Conference in San Diego, March 15-19.

The Bioruptor is a unique line of sonication systems with hands-free, programmable operation and parallel, multiple-sample processing. It uses standard plastic laboratory tubes ranging from 0.5-50 ml sizes, is flexible, and specially designed for the laboratory workflow. More cost-effective than serial-processing sonicators, the Bioruptor has higher throughput, saves time, and can shear up to 48 samples of DNA or chromatin simultaneously. It uses a proprietary and gentle ultrasound mechanism proven to have both high reproducibility and double-stranded DNA content.

Dr. Dominique Poncelet, head of R&D at Diagenode, noted, "These new systems address the dramatic increase in interest for the Bioruptor in next-generation sequencing, and the needs of high throughput labs. We are pleased to present optimized protocols to create template library size distributions that fit each of the commercial sequencing vendors' specifications."

The Bioruptor has enjoyed several years of popularity in epigenetics research labs by generating intact, sheared chromatin for transcription factor, nucleosome, methylation and histone studies. More recently, it has become the system of choice for DNA sequencing library preparation since, with the company's new optimized protocols, it performs as well or better, and at a fraction of the price, than other commercial sonicators.

About Diagenode: Innovating Epigenetic Solutions.
Diagenode ( is a leading developer and marketer of innovative life-science tools and integrated systems for epigenetics, genomics and diagnostics. Diagenode is the only company providing a complete solution for epigenetics research, including state-of-the-art products and technologies for DNA sonication, best-in-class antibodies, and high-quality kits for chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and methylation studies, and recently an automated epigenetics system, the IP-Star. Diagenode's customers include leading epigenetics researchers, academic institutions, high-profile genome centers and core labs, life sciences tools companies, molecular diagnostics players, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Our products provide researchers with the best quality and performance and allow scientists to produce consistent, cost-effective and robust results in their research. We expect that our technologies will enable our customers to discover cutting-edge breakthroughs in the field of epigenetics, leading to a better understanding of health, disease and development. IP-Star and Bioruptor are registered trademarks of Diagenode.

Dr. Melanie Mahtani, General Manager
Diagenode, Inc.
376 Lafayette Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
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