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Old 01-09-2016, 09:59 AM   #1
jgibbons1
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Default Covaris M220 service plan

Hi all,

Our department is considering purchasing a Covaris M220 so we can begin generating libraries in house. A one year service plan is ~$2000 and we're wondering if purchasing the plan is worth it, or if we could get away with servicing the instrument on a need basis.

If you have experience with the Covaris M220 I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. How reliable is this instrument? Does it require annual servicing?

For low throughput sheering or DNA and RNA, is there another reliable, less expensive sonicator that folks out there are using?

Thanks for thought on this.

JG
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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The Q800 system from Qsonica costs less, has a 2 year warranty and uses standard tubes. Your initial cost is less, your operational costs are less and you don't need a service contract.
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