The Covaris business was built upon its team’s in-depth knowledge ranging from acoustic physics, mechanical engineering to biophysics and molecular biology. At Covaris, their mission is to leverage their enabling technology to provide sample preparation instruments and solutions to the analytical and life sciences industry.
The Covaris technology foundation is its proprietary and patented Adaptive Focused Acoustics™ (AFA) technology. The Covaris AFA technology enables numerous non-contact, isothermal processes to be developed, for use in a broad range of applications in both biology and chemistry, including Genomics, Proteomics, and Drug Discovery research. In many cases, the ability to impart both thermal and non-contact control of application processes could not be obtained prior to the development AFA technology. This gives Covaris truly unique competitive advantages, which translates into fast adaptation of Covaris technology by customers, as well as rapid business growth.
Which system to select?
Covaris offers a family of instruments for effective sample preparations. Covaris systems may be configured in many formats, but we recommend following a few simple steps to reach the right product quickly:
Step 1: If your starting biological material is hard to process tissues, such as bone, muscle, skin, cornea, seed, leaf, please select CryoPrep for effective tissue disruption and homogenization. For softer tissues, such as liver, brain, or cell culture and biological samples in solution, there's no need to use CryoPrep, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: If sample processing temperature needs to be below -20°C for labile target molecules, please select Covaris S-series.
Step 3: If sample preparation temperature can go above 4°C, please select Covaris S-series for single tube processing, or select E-series or L-series for high throughput processing.
If DNA shearing is your primary application, the S2 is the instrument of choice.
Check out the Broad Applications of Covaris AFA technology.
Country of Origin: USA