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Agilent to Market Covaris' DNA Shearing Tech for Use with SureSelect

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Agilent Technologies and Covaris said this week that they have signed a co-marketing agreement.

Under the agreement, Agilent will market Covaris' S2 DNA shearing system for use with its SureSelect Target Enrichment System, a solution-based DNA selection method for high-throughput sequencing.

Covaris has also developed a SureSelect accessory kit to help Agilent customers integrate its shearing method, which is based on the company's adaptive focused acoustic technology, into their workflows.

Agilent said it will continue to work with Covaris to develop new SureSelect protocols and products.

"So far, SureSelect customers have found our protocols to be very easy to follow and extremely robust, so I believe we've made a good choice to recommend the use of the Covaris S2," said Fred Ernani, Agilent's senior product manager for emerging genomic applications, in a statement.

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