Industry-Standard Covaris, Inc. DNA Shearing Performance for Every Laboratory - Large or Small  
2/15/2012 9:19:32 AM

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The M220 Ultrasonicator is the newest DNA shearing system from Covaris.

The M220 is designed for Next-Gen sequencing applications. Using highly controlled AFA (Adaptive Focused Acoustics) technology, the M220 reproducibly shears DNA into random fragments ranging from 100bp to 1.5kb.

Compact, cost effective, and easy-to-use, the M220 is the ideal shearing system for MiSeq and PGM users. The M220 includes integrated cooling, eliminating the extra cost and space required for an external chiller, as well as reducing startup time to just 10 minutes. Using Covaris' microTUBE and miniTUBE consumables and lab-proven protocols, the M220 provides the high quality shearing results researchers have come to expect from Covaris.

The M220 provides the same performance benefits as the market leading S-series and E-series systems from Covaris including, precise energy control for user-selectable DNA fragment lengths, an isothermal process eliminating heat-induced molecular damage, closed vessels for highest sample recovery, and a non-contact process that eliminates cross contamination and clean-up. The M220 was recently released at SLAS and will be presented with performance data at AGBT 2012.

Covaris offers a complete range of DNA shearing products for all Next-Gen sequencing needs. For more information about the M220 Ultrasonicator please visit

About Covaris, Inc.

Covaris, Inc. provides advanced sample preparation systems for life and analytical science. Our sample prep technologies support a wide variety of applications including Next-Generation DNA sequencing, ChIP, proteomics, and compound management. Our patented Adaptive Focused Acoustic (AFA) technology enables a high energy density to bring unsurpassed speed and efficiency to biological and chemical sample preparation. The AFA process, based on shock wave physics, delivers controlled, precise, and accurate energy to biological and chemical samples.

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