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Adjustable Tip Spacing Pipette Improves Productivity & Reproducibility

publication date: Dec 14, 2015
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author/source: INTEGRA Biosciences AG

INTEGRA VOYAGER

INTEGRA reports on a new technical note produced by Analytik Jena that compares the performance of the INTEGRA VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing multichannel pipette with a manual single channel pipette for performing real-time PCR experiments.

As reaction components for real-time PCR experiments come in a range of different labware formats, scientists traditionally have used single channel pipettes to prepare the reaction mixes. Unfortunately preparing and transferring samples one by one is not only error prone but also very time consuming.

In this technical note the authors compare the results from using an 8-channel VOYAGER pipette and a conventional single channel pipette to prepare eight samples of extracted human gDNA in twelve replicates for real-time PCR. Real-Time amplification of the SRY-gene was performed by using innuMIX qPCR MasterMix SyGreen and qTOWER3 system.

In undertaking these experiments, Analytik Jena researchers found that the unique electronically adjustable tip facility on the VOYAGER not only generated time savings of up to 80% from minimising the number of required manual handling steps but also improved pipetting reproducibility and reduced pipetting errors. 

INTEGRA VOYAGER pipettes feature motorised tip spacing, enabling parallel transfer of multiple samples between labware of different sizes. Tip spacing can be changed by the simple push of a button, no manual adjustments or two handed operations are needed. This not only boosts your pipetting productivity, but also reduces the risk of developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI). The VOYAGER variable tip spacing pipettes are available in 4, 6, 8 and 12 channel versions and expand anywhere from 4.5 mm to 32.5 mm. This provides access to a wide range of labware formats such as microplates, tube racks or gel boxes. This makes the VOYAGER pipette an ideal companion for a wide variety of Genomic, Proteomic and Cell Culture applications.

INTEGRA Biosciences is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling, media preparation, sterilization and cell cultivation. The company is committed to creating innovative solutions which fulfil the needs of its customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life science markets and medical industry. Today, INTEGRA innovative laboratory products are widely used all around the world. More than ninety distribution-partners form a worldwide sales network providing responsive and competent services to customers. These distribution partners are supported by a highly motivated and experienced team of specialists at the company headquarters in Zizers, Switzerland and Hudson, NH, USA.  INTEGRA is an ISO 9001 certified company.


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