This story was originally published March 7.

Life science research tool company Diagenode said last week that Life Technologies is using its Bioruptor sonicator to help prepare samples for the Ion Torrent PGM sequencer.

According to Belgium-based Diagenode, Life Tech is using the Bioruptor to shear DNA as part of a validated workflow to generate shotgun libraries for the Ion Torrent platform.

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