Caliper Life Sciences and Covaris have entered into a co-marketing agreement to leverage Covaris' acoustic DNA shearing platforms and Caliper's automation and microfluidics technologies to develop automated workflows for next generation sequencing experiments.

The integration of DNA shearing technology with automation and microfluidics solutions simplifies next generation sequencing workflows and improves sample quality.

Covaris sample preparation technology, which is based on its Adaptive Focused Acoustic (AFA) technology, brings quality, speed, and efficiency to biological and chemical sample preparation with the single-sample S220, the multi-sample E220 and high throughput parallel-processing LE220.

The isothermal and non-contact Covaris method accelerates DNA sequencing sample preparation by providing a highly predictable and reproducible DNA shearing instrumentation, consumables, and applications to the next-gen workflow.

Covaris president and CEO Jim Laugharn said Covaris provides a wide variety of next-gen sample prep solutions for the evolving needs of sequencing laboratories relative to nucleic acid shearing and sample extraction.

"Covaris recognizes the importance of high quality sample preparation as a fundamental component for advanced life science systems, such as in Next Generation DNA Sequencing," Laugharn said.