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Current liquid handler partnerships include:

  • Hamilton®
  • Tecan®
  • Agilent®
  • Beckman Coulter®
  • Dynamic Devices®
  • More to come!



Meet the R230 Focused-ultrasonicator!

R230 Focused-ultrasonicator is the newest system in the AFA-Revolution portfolio for the extraction and processing of biomolecules.

In addition to standard benefits that Adaptive Focused Acoustics® bring to sample preparation, the R230 allows scalability (96 and 384 plate formats) and automation by being integrated on-deck in a liquid handler.


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See the R230 on deck in action!

The R230 Focused-ultrasonicator powers a variety of applications including:

  • DNA Shearing
  • Mammalian cell lysis
  • Low mass sample extraction: FFPE, tissue and whole blood
  • Compound screening
  • Hit validation
  • Target ID & validation
  • Bead mixing/ pellet resuspension
Watch the instrument in action on deck in a liquid handler.
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Case Study presentation




Incorporating Covaris Focused-ultrasonication into a Fully Automated Diagnostic NGS Workcell

Presented by:  Devin Rhodenizer MB(ASCP)CM, PMP ARUP Laboratories

 ARUP Laboratories has collaborated with Covaris to build a customized mechanical DNA fragmentation system.  Covaris AFA® produces superior, reproducible results and allows for fine-tuning across a variety of sample types and variable sample quality.
Watch how they incorporated a Covaris LE220R-plus into their workcell for Germline and Oncology diagnostic testing! 

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Software Updates



SonoLab 8.0.2 - For the ME220

The latest version of SonoLab 8 has been released for our ME220 customers. Please use the button below to access software installation files, as well as the latest ME220 Starter Method and Rack File Installer. 

SonoLab 8.0.2 introduces water level measurement enhancements.  In addition to this new update, the SonoLab 8.0.2 Software allows new delivery methods for AFA-energetics
TM that are tunable and controllable allowing for more flexibility across a broader range of applications with enhanced results.  

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Download SonoLab 8.0.2
literature App Notes
High-Throughput, Low Volume gDNA Extraction from Whole Blood Enabled by Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA® ) and oneTUBE-10

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Simplifying ChIP from Primary Cells and Clinical Samples for High-throughput Epigenetic Applications 

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literature Protocols

Quick Guide: DNA Shearing with LE220-plus 

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Quick Guide: DNA Shearing with ME220 Focused-ultrasonicator

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truChIP® Chromatin Shearing Tissue Kit 

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Upcoming Events
30th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Human Genetics (GfH)
March 6 to March 8

Stop by our table to learn more about Covaris solutions for NGS sample preparation and FFPE sample extraction!

Nordic Precision Medicine Forum
March 18 to March 19
Stop by our table to learn more about Covaris solutions for NGS sample preparation and many other applications!
9th Gene Quantification Event qPCR, dPCR & NGS 2019
March 18 to March 22

Visit our team at Booth #13

Join our presentation led by Dr. Nicolas Autret, Covaris

Date: 20 March 2019 11:00am to 12:30pm in HS 14

Title: From Next Generation Sequencing to Next Generation Biomarkers -- How Adaptive Focused Acoustics® is Transforming High-throughput Biology and Multi-omics Analyses
The Association of Biomolecular Research Facilities (ABRF)
March 23 to March 26
Visit our team at Booth #402

Posters to be Presented:
  • High-Throughput, Low Volume gDNA Extraction from Whole Blood Enabled by Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA) and oneTUBE-10
  • Automated Co-extraction of High-quality DNA and RNA from Single Clinical FFPE Samples
 Satellite Workshops on March 23:

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM      FFPE Isolation Techniques Part 1: Isolation by Acoustic Shearing – Hamid Khoja, Covaris

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM         Case Study: The Orien Project – Large Scale Integration of FFPE Material into a Multisite Research Alliance – Shawn Levy, HudsonAlpha
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
March 29 to April 3
Visit our team at Booth #3328

Exhibitor Spotlight Presentation:
Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in Theater C
Speaker: Shawn Levy, PhD Director, Genomic Services Laboratory,
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Title: Co-extraction of RNA and DNA by Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA) Enables Genome-scale Analysis for Most FFPE Tissues. 
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