When using an analytical balance, there are several factors that could throw off its accuracy and drastically alter the readout. In order to ensure a precise measurement when using an analytical balance, Pipette.com encourages users to follow these 7 best practices every time they use an analytical balance: Read more
Choosing the right centrifuge for Clinical and Cell Culture Labs can be a tedious and overwhelming task for many lab managers. Not only does the centrifuge have to be affordable but it has to be able to provide accurate and precise results while having a diversity of options. It also has to be easy-to-use for all technicians; offer options like refrigeration and heating, able to stay within protocol requirements and/or regulations. If you have just taken over the lab management duties, the task of finding the right centrifuge can be monumental. If you have worked as a lab manager for some time, then you can relate to all of these challenges. Fortunately, Eppendorf, the leader in centrifugation products, recognizes the need for a centrifuge that embodies these qualities. This is why they’ve created the Eppendorf 5702 centrifuge line, the dream come true for clinical and cell culture labs. Read more
What is the right pipette tip for you?
When you’re shopping for pipette tips its easy to get lost in all the options, from bulk tips to macro tips, there is a range of choices for every application. To help you sort through the ocean that is the pipette tip market, we’ve compiled a basic list of pipette tips. While this is not a comprehensive list of every single pipette tip on the market, it is a list that includes the most common pipette tips. Read more
Keep You Lab Bench Organized With a Pipette Stand
Being completely organized is a critical tool in the skill-set of leading lab workers across the globe. To embrace their organization and streamline their work, lab workers require products such as pipette stands. Pipette.com now carries the leading pipette stands from innovators such as Gilson™, Rainin™, Eppendorf™, Biohit™, Themo Fisher™, Socorex™, and Heathrow Scientific™. They also carry universal fitting pipette stand products, to ensure the ultimate in process flexibility for lab technicians. The company’s products suite sets the standards within the marketplace and features systems that can hold and separate up-to 7 pipettes while preventing pipettes touching countertops and thus reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Read more
Proper Pipetting Resources That Will Improve Your Skills
This post is in response to a tweet that said: “Any scientists out there have a good #pipetting info poster to show students?”
— Rachie Lou (@Raquelle_H) May 3, 2014
We are constantly adding to our growing Knowledge Base to provide our customers with excellent resources to increase laboratory productivity. We’ve compiled an extensive list of pipetting resources from major pipette manufacturers that highlight proper pipetting techniques and tools to improve your pipetting experience, regardless of your skill level. Whether you’re working in a clinical, reference, research setting, these resources will help improve your pipetting accuracy and technique.
Hey, Pipette Enthusiasts!
Our current promotions are finally out this week! Worried About Contaminating your Pipette and Sample? Worry No More: The Eppendorf Dualfilter SealMax Filter Tips are here! Read more
Your pipette and sample are safe with ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.® and ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.® SealMax
Eppendorf ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. were the first tips with a two-phase filter for ultimate protection against aerosols and biomolecules. Building on the technology present in the first Dualfilter, Eppendorf expands its current ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. portfolio with a self sealing tip, the new ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. SealMax with liquid blocking technology is recommended for when you need additional protection against over pipetting. ep
Dualfilter T.I.P.S. and ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. SealMax are manufactured to the highest quality standards from pure, non-recycled materials under cleanroom conditions without the use of interfering slip agents, biocides or plasticizers.
Ideally suited for methods where high sensitivity and reproducibility are essential, ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. and ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. SealMax are especially recommended for applications such as PCR and microbiology where preserving sample integrity and preventing cross contamination are critical. Read more
Lu Foong Teng1, Detlef Hempfling
Eppendorf Asia Pacific Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Eppendorf Instrumente GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
In case of accidental over-pipetting, self-sealing filter tips provide additional protection against contamination by forming a sealed barrier upon contact with the sample liquid, preventing it from passing through the filter. The ability to recover the sample as much as possible thereafter is questionable. An investigation was carried out to determine the sample recovery rate of self-sealing filter tips following over-pipetting of water. Results show that nearly complete sample recovery is achievable using ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. SealMax with regard to water. It has the highest recovery rate and reproducibility irrespective of the filter tip size when compared with two other manufacturers of self-sealing filter tips. Similar recovery rates may be expected when working with other aqueous solutions having physical properties like water. Read more
Why BrandTech Dispensette 3 bottletop dispensers can save you hundreds in grant money on reagents and the purchase of unnecessary pipette repeaters.
BrandTech Dispensette 3 bottletop dispenser can be your lab’s solution. Are you constantly dispensing the same amount of solution 2-3 times a day, five days a week with a repeater? What if you had the option of using an alternative product that guarantees the same precise results of a repeater minus the stress of your poor thumb and sanity?
Bottle top dispensers can be used in any laboratory where measured amounts of liquids are needed, including biology, chemistry, food & beverage, mining, petrochemical, and wasterwater labs. According to Jakub Latusek, BrandTech®’s Distributor Relations Manager, “Choosing a bottle top dispenser versus a repeater comes down to preference and convenience of each particular application. When it comes down to it, if you are dispensing the same reagent regularly, it’s generally easier to attach a dispenser to a stock reagent bottle instead of pouring into smaller bottles and risking a hazardous spill.” If you know the volume of liquid you’re dispensing, save yourself the tedious repetition and stress to your thumb, use a Dispensette® bottle top dispenser.