China's BGI will adopt Covaris' high-throughput DNA shearing technology at several of its laboratories in China, Covaris said this week.

Under the deal, BGI will use Covaris' LE220 instrument and consumables as part of its library construction process for next-generation sequencing.

The LE220 is designed for high-throughput next-gen sequencing operations. Using Covaris' Adaptive Focused Acoustic, or AFA, technology, it can shear several DNA samples in parallel and accepts a variety of well plate formats.

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