• Proven Covaris AFA shearing process, as used in genome centers worldwide • Generates tight, highly reproducible fragment distributions • Optimized shearing programs to generate fragment sizes between 150 and 5,000 bp • Also effective for low-mass, high epitope recovery chromatin shearing • Now the “Scientist’s Standard” is in a low-cost, compact, easy to use design
M220 Focused-ultrasonicator™ is designed for Next-Gen Sequencing applications requiring fragment sizes between 150bp and 5kb. Compact size and ease-of-use make the M220 Focused-ultrasonicator the ideal DNA shearing solution for MiSeq™ and PGM™ users.
The M220 runs a variety of DNA shearing protocols with Covaris SonoLab 7 software and uses both the Covaris microTUBE™ & miniTUBE™.
Integrated temperature control within the M220 eliminates the need for an external chiller, saving space and cost.
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