Adaptive Focused Acoustics Processing to Aid Recovery of Fungi from CF Patient Sputum Samples

Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that afflicts over 70,000 people worldwide. It is characterized by viscous mucus that accumulates in the lungs creating challenges for microbiology labs processing sputa toisolates lower growing fungal species. Our laboratory attempted to liquefy and homogenize mucoid sputum samples by exposure to Adaptive Focused Acoustics™ (AFA) in order to increase recovery of fungal pathogens.

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Covaris, Inc. and OmniSeq, LLC Today Announced truXTRAC™ FFPE DNA Extraction and Purification Kit as the Method of Choice for Obtaining Clinical-grade DNA from FFPE Samples for Use with OmniSeq Target℠ Testing

Woburn, MA  – September 1st, 2015 – truXTRAC is a comprehensive novel solution for clinical-grade DNA extraction from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tissues utilizing Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA™) technology. The unique focused, short-wavelength acoustic field generated by AFA enables rapid, active paraffin removal and rehydration of FFPE tissue samples in aqueous buffer, thus enabling efficient and rapid tissue digestion, crosslink reversal, and nucleic acid release.

Covaris, Inc. and OmniSeq, LLC Today Announced truXTRAC™ FFPE DNA Extraction and Purification Kit as the Method of Choice for Obtaining Clinical-grade DNA from FFPE Samples for Use with OmniSeq Target℠ Testing

Woburn, MA  – September 1st, 2015 – truXTRAC is a comprehensive novel solution for clinical-grade DNA extraction from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tissues utilizing Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA™) technology. The unique focused, short-wavelength acoustic field generated by AFA enables rapid, active paraffin removal and rehydration of FFPE tissue samples in aqueous buffer, thus enabling efficient and rapid tissue digestion, crosslink reversal, and nucleic acid release.

PerkinElmer and Covaris Offer Next Gen Sequencing Grade Nucleic Acid Purification and Automated Sample Prep from FFPE Tissue Samples

PerkinElmer’s chemagicTM research instrumentation and kits are now available with the Covaris “truXTRAC FFPE DNA microTUBE Kit for chemagen Technology” for DNA/RNA purification powered by Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA™) technology.