Covaris said this week that it has signed a co-marketing agreement with Illumina under which the companies will co-market Covaris' DNA shearing technology with Illumina's sequencing product line, including the Genome Analyzer, HiSeq 2000, and HiScanSQ.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The Covaris system is used to prepare samples for sequencing. According to the company, its technology "enables higher recoveries for nucleic acid extraction, tissue homogenization, chromatin shearing, protein digestion, and cell lysis."

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