Division of Biology and Medicine
BioMed Core Facilities

Covaris S220 Focused-ultrasonicator


Covaris S220 Focused-ultrasonicator


The S220 Focused-ultrasonicator is a versatile, high power system engineered for pre-analytical sample processing using Covaris’ patented Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA®). Utilizing a spherical acoustic transducer, specifically designed acoustical cuvettes and advanced electronics, AFA delivers controlled energy precisely and accurately to sample volumes from 125 μl (microtube) to 200 ul (minitube). The Covaris S220 can be used for processing of RNA. Protein and DNA. The precisely controlled delivery of  energy is less damaging to DNA than that of tradional sonicators and it also allows to shear DNA to a user-defined and uniform size in a reproducible manner.

Adaptive Focused Acoustics





For more information or to request service, please contact the facility director Christoph Schorl.