The Use of Pipette Tips - MDHC Life Technologies (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
MDHC Life Technologies (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
MDHC Life Technologies (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

The Use of Pipette Tips

The pipette is one of the most basic and important equipment in the laboratory. Did you know that using the wrong pipette tips may lead to discrepancies of up to 50% in your laboratory results? Improper pipette tips not only result in erroneous findings, they also cause faulty liquid uptake and contamination due to poor sealing.

Understanding Pipette Tips

Pipettes and pipette tips are instruments used in laboratories and hospitals. Their primary purpose is the delivery and measurement of liquid volumes. This allows scientists and laboratory technicians to safely transport liquids. Pipettes allow for controlled and standardized measurements of liquids, without compromising the safety of users. Pipettes also minimize errors such as volume loss within a sample. Most pipette tips are made from hydrophobic materials to ensure transfer of all liquids out of the pipette. Low retention rates are crucial when maintaining specific volumes for testing. When it comes to pipette tips, keep in mind that you have a multitude of choices. Pipettes can be used in various situations, each requiring a different type of pipette tip. Pipettes and tips are an essential part of the research and testing process.

Filtered vs. Unfiltered Pipette Tips

Filtered pipette tips are designed for single use. They are made from high-quality plastic that allows for free flow of liquids. These tips prevent liquid uptake and avoid contamination. Filter tips also aid in training new members in the laboratory. Filters are installed at the back of the pipette tip. By confining liquids behind the filter, it creates a barrier between the material and the pipette. There are no barriers to prevent unfiltered tips from being contaminated. These tips prosper when there is less aerosol production in the lower half of the pipette.

In cases of liquid handling automation, robotic pipette tips are used. Automatic pipette tips are typically designed for nanoliter or microliter quantities and for large sample volumes. These tips have filtered and unfiltered versions and are ideal for testing applications that require large amounts of samples. When precise volumes of liquids need to be replicated, robot tips are used, making manual pipetting both tedious and impractical. By delegating time-consuming pipetting tasks to robot modules, robot pipetting saves time and money in the laboratory.

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