Accurate MALDI-TOF performance: AFA™ sample prep for Mycobacterium spp.
Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA™) technology enables streamlined sample preparation of difficult culture-positive agar or liquid samples. The AFA process consolidates many steps while reducing the number of centrifugation, decanting, and pipetting steps. AFA-energetics™ can help to expand your reportable pathogens.
Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA™)
Accurate: Enables equivalent MALDI-TOF species identification when compared to Myco-Ex™
Simple: Easy to use – minimal training required
Cost effective: Reduces outsourcing of samples for ID
Reproducible: Computer-controlled run parameters (energy settings, temperature, run-time)
Fast: AFA extraction of peptides/proteins for MALDI-TOF is complete in 60 seconds
Scalable: Ask about the availability of walkaway parallel processing for MALDI-TOF
The MALDI-TOF microbe extraction process with AFA is currently available using our M220 Focused-ultrasonicator in a single-sample format. The AFA extraction process can be developed for batch processing of 24 individual microTUBE Screw Caps, and also for 8-microTUBE Strips for either serial or parallel-processing mode. In a parallel-processing mode, 8 samples can be AFA completed in 2 minutes.