Tecan and Covaris Co-Market Freedom EVO® with Adaptive Focused Acoustics™
18 Nov 2010

Tecan is collaborating with Covaris, Inc. co promote the Freedom EVO® liquid handling platform with integrated Adaptive Focused Acoustics™ (AFA). This will allow customers to benefit from both the advanced capabilities of Tecan’s Freedom EVO systems and Covaris’ controlled non-contact acoustic sample preparation technology.

Covaris’ AFA systems have already been successfully integrated into the Freedom EVO platform for several applications, and this joint offering will now be available to customers worldwide for sample preparation, compound management and next generation sequencing applications.
Kevin Moore, Tecan’s Director of Market and Application Management for BioPharma, said: “AFA is gaining widespread acceptance in the compound management community for rapid thawing, mixing and dissolution of samples, as well as for DNA shearing in the exciting area of next generation sequencing. We are extremely pleased to be working together with Covaris to provide valuable automated solutions to our customers working in these areas.”

“Covaris is delighted to enter into partnership with Tecan to provide researchers with next generation automated sample preparation,” said Jim Laugharn, Covaris President and CEO. “High quality, reproducible sample preparation is the critical first step in improving analytical results, and Covaris’ highly controlled system sets the standard for today’s rapidly advancing analytical technologies and sophisticated assays. This collaboration between Tecan and Covaris provides scalable, turn-key automated sample preparation solutions for a wide variety of key life science applications.”

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