Not all consumables are created equal!
How tips, tubes and plates can affect your assays
It is nearly impossible to imagine our daily life without synthetic materials. In molecular and biochemical laboratories, consumables made from plastic are used in practically every application.
However, in the recent past, scientific reports of skewed assay results and DNA measurement results due to certain leachable additives, which are used during production by some manufacturers of plastic consumables, have accumulated. Not only sensitive enzymatic assays are affected. Simple heating of the sample in plastic containers made by certain manufacturers can lead to leaching of substances which critically interfere with the detection of bio-molecules such as DNA and proteins, and which may thus skew concentration measurements.
By avoiding slip agents, biocides, plasticizers and other substances which may interfere with DNA measurements, Eppendorf Tubes® epT.I.P.S. pipette tips and Eppendorf Plates® are ideally suited for all sensitive detection methods in the laboratory. Rely on Eppendorf quality for reproducible and reliable results!