In order to detect and quantify substances such as peptides, proteins, antibodies and hormones, many laboratories use an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). However, in order to get optimal results, you need to be sure to select the right equipment, including your pipette, plates, and washer. Our experts at Pipette.com outline some of the best ELISA equipment available below to ensure that you can get the results that you need for a very reasonable price.
If you need durability, strength, comfort, and stability in your laboratory, Nichiryo Pipettes are guaranteed to impress. Founded in 1944, Nichiryo began as a manufacturer of measuring glassware and has since expanded immensely. For over 25 years they have been making quality Japan-made pipettes and our experts at Pipette.com examine three of their finest pipettes: Nichiryo Pipette EX II, Nichiryo Pipette Premium, and Nichiryo Pipette LT.
With the variety of pipettes available on the market, you might wonder which features make a multichannel pipette unique. Quality pipettes are going to cost you, but the level of quality that they offer is a big step up from less advanced product lines. Our experts at Pipette.com have compiled the following article as an overview of the reason why premium multichannels are worth the upgrade from basic and standard designs.
Although you might look at the more technical features of pipettes when making your purchasing decisions, spending hours in the lab makes ergonomics a very important factor to consider. At Pipette.com, we offer numerous ergonomic multichannel pipettes to give you a comfortable experience that can really benefit the results of your experiments. Lightweight materials, ergonomic shape design, and low tip insertion forces allow for easy pipetting. Ergonomic multichannel pipettes are ideal for those looking for comfort on top of accuracy and precision.
Sometimes, your multichannels suck. It’s a truth scientist’s never want to admit, but despite denials and protest, the time has come. Your multichannel just plain sucks. Does your multichannel no longer provide reliable aspiration? Does the ejector fall off? Is it just too heavy to hold? It can be tough to hear and even harder to accept. If you can’t quite believe it yet, below are 3 of the dreaded signs of an inferior multichannel.
Starting a new lab is a tough juggling act of finding reliable equipment without overspending. After spending money on the necessities, such as lab equipment and consumables, you may find your budget for pipettes lower than you’d like. Especially for labs intending for a heavy pipetting regime, this could be problematic when looking to purchase multichannel pipettes. Fortunately, there are methods to get an affordable and reliable multichannel pipette without breaking the bank.
Gilson brand pipettes are considered to be the industry standard of all things pipettes. Known for their durability and reliability, Gilson pipettes are certainly a classic. Gilson’s PIPETMAN Neo multichannel even made it into the top standard pipettes category in our 2016 Scientist’s Guide to Multichannel article. While the Neo pipette is considered to be a standard go to multichannel, even a quick glance at our article will show that there are multichannel’s with more inclusive designs. The Nichiryo Nichipet Ex II and the Labnet BioPette Plus have more desired features than the Gilson Neo multichannel. So why is the PIPETMAN Neo multichannel so popular?
Rainin multichannel pipettes and Capp multichannels have found a way to combat the unspoken danger of pipetting, repetitive strain injury (RSI). Researchers and Manufactures are constantly looking to reduce or remove the risk of RSI. Some of the simplest solutions include modifying the mold of a pipette and reducing the weight, but there are two solutions that are rarely considered. The force it takes to mount a tip and the intensity of the plunger force highly contributes to the risk of RSI. This risk can be doubled when using a multichannel pipette, as it takes more force to manipulate all of the channels. We will examine two methods to combat these problems found in Rainin multichannel and Capp multichannels.
This 384 multichannel pipette will solve one of the most challenging barriers to increasing throughput in the lab, which is cost. While automated pipetting will exponentially increase your output, this piece of lab equipment will decrease your funds to the same extent. If you are looking to increase your labs output without breaking the bank, then take a look at the CappAero 384. Designed with the same great quality expected from Capp, this multichannel will perfectly suit all of your 384 well plating needs.
If you’re looking to reap the benefits of multichannel pipettes, including minimizing the amount of time spent on pipetting and increasing your laboratory results, get started with one of our basic multichannel pipettes offered at Pipette.com. As seen in our 2016 guide, we offer numerous options that are ideal for PCR and ELISA procedures. In the following article, we’re going to compare three basic pipettes for you: The Evolution Multichannel Pipette, AccuPet Pro Advanced Digital Multichannel Pipette and BioPette™ Plus Autoclavable Multichannel Pipette.