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Biology at the Speed of Sound

What is Biology at the Speed of Sound?

All of Covaris’ products are based on its proprietary and patented Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA®) technology. AFA enables a vast array of non-contact, isothermal processes used in a broad range of applications in Genomics, Proteomics, Cell Biology, and Drug Discovery, and Formulation.  Biology at the speed of sound means that customers can use AFA to save time and money while preserving precious samples for multiple applications without the use of organic solvents.

Time is Money

Your samples are precious, but so is your time. Using AFA technology will save you time with high quality, standardized processes. When you do it right the first time, you will save on repeat testing and loss of sample. Don’t just take our word for it; this paper highlights the advantages of using Covaris in your workflow.

Marchal C, Sasaki T, Vera D, et al. Genome-wide analysis of replication timing by next-generation sequencing with E/L Repli-seq. Nat Protoc. 2018;13(5):819-839. DOI:  10.1038/nprot.2017.148

Don’t Get Burned

Covaris AFA technology processes samples isothermally (for both individual and batched samples).  Using AFA, the Covaris instruments focus high-frequency acoustic energy directly into the liquid phase of the sample with little scatter and high efficiency. What does this mean for you? Covaris has no heat damage to your already precious samples, so you won’t move forward with “cooked” nucleic acids or proteins.

Save the Planet one FFPE Sample at a time

Most commercially-available FFPE extraction and purification kits, use Xylene to remove the paraffin from around the tissue. Xylene is flammable and toxic and requires special disposal methods. Covaris uses NO ORGANIC SOLVENTS making it easy to use and safe for the environment. Learn more about our truXTRAC® FFPE Kits .

Variety is the Spice of Life

Pre-analytical processes are increasingly recognized as the limiting factors for sensitivity and specificity of biomarker detection. This is especially relevant for highly advanced analytical methods such as next-generation sequencing or mass spectrometry. With AFA, Covaris offers complete solutions including, instrumentation, reagents, consumables and protocols that address all pre-analytical sample prep challenges.