Your tip of choice when working with Multipette® multi-dispenser pipettes from Eppendorf
Thanks to their revolutionary design, Combitips advanced dispenser tips provide you with many benefits for work in a modern laboratory. With an integrated piston, they function according to the positive displacement principle and ensure that the correct volume of liquid is dispensed regardless of the physical properties of the liquid you work with (e.g., viscosity, volatility, density, temperature). You can therefore achieve high-precision dispensing, independent of the flow characteristics of the liquid, and safely work with radioactive or toxic materials due to the hermetically sealed piston that prevents aerosol contamination.
Eppendorf pioneered the Multipette/Combitips multi-dispenser system in 1978 and improved it several times since. It was the very first pipetting system allowing users to fill the tip once and dispense multiple times. The concept remains a driver for efficient liquid handling and a staple in many labs working with plates or series of tubes. In 2023, the Combitips advanced pipette tip line-up has been certified with ACT® Environmental Impact Factor Labels by the My Green Lab® non-profit organization, making it the ideal choice for labs looking for more sustainable products.
How can you recognize an original Combitip from Eppendorf?
Unmistakeably Eppendorf: All original Combitips advanced feature a "ring" of drop-shaped relief elements on the edge of the tip crown.
Adjustable dispensing volumes with Multipette M4 multi-dispenser pipettes
All Multipette multi-dispenser pipettes from Eppendorf work in perfect harmony with Combitips advanced positive displacement pipette tips. You can easily choose from a variety of dispensing volumes in the range of 1 µL to 10 mL, depending on the Combitips advanced tip used. For each Combitips advanced tip, 20 different dispensing volumes can be set. Depending on the volume required, 5 to 100 dispensing steps can be carried out with a Combitips advanced tip that is filled to full capacity.
Compatibility of Combitips® advanced with standard laboratory tubes
Elongated Combitips® advanced (2.5 mL, 5 mL, and 10 mL) enable the complete emptying of all common tubes and prevent sample loss.
Disposal of packaging material and used Combitips advanced dispenser tips
The packaging of Combitips advanced dispenser tips contains cardboard and blister material as well as wrapping foils made of plastic. Combitips are shipped in packaging that contains at least 92 % recycled cardboard. Please support the global sustainability initiative of recycling valuable raw material by collecting the cardboard and disposing of it in appropriate recycling containers. In respect to the plastic packaging made of Polyamid (PA) and Polyethylene (PE), we recommend to select a dedicated recycling partner where PA and PE can be recycled.
After usage, the Combitips advanced dispenser tips may be contaminated and can pose a biohazard, chemical hazard, or even nuclear hazard. Hazardous (or "critical") lab waste can usually not be recycled and must be burned in many countries due to legal restrictions. To reduce the amount of critical plastic waste, you should use at least two waste containers: One for critical waste and one for non-critical waste. The exact definition of these two groups may depend on local regulations and should be communicated/trained in your lab accordingly. For further local waste recycling options please contact your biosafety officer and your local waste management. We recommend you work with a certified local recycling partner with experience in handling of lab waste.