The perfect fit for your Eppendorf pipette: epT.I.P.S. ensure a pipetting system you can rely on
Make everyday work easier and more enjoyable with the epT.I.P.S. (Eppendorf "Totally Integrated Pipetting System") pipette tips. These pipette tips are manufactured to extremely high quality and purity standards and are designed to cover all of the specific needs of your samples. Offering reduced-force tip attachment and ejection with complete sealing, epT.I.P.S. work in perfect combination with your Eppendorf pipettes and form a fully integrated pipetting system that delivers maximum precision, accuracy and reproducibility.
Eppendorf pipette tips with ideal wetting properties and optimum transparency are manufactured exclusively from high-purity plastic materials. epT.I.P.S. pipette tips are also available in a range of certified purity grades: Eppendorf Quality, PCR clean, Sterile and Eppendorf Biopur®. Choose the pipette tips quality and purity you need to always get reproducible results for your experiments. The universal nose cone design allows Eppendorf tips to also be used with pipettes from other manufacturers.
How can you recognize an original Eppendorf pipette tip?
All Eppendorf tips feature a "ring" of drop-shaped relief elements on the edge of the tip crown. Each tip also has the "Eppendorf" name embossed on the edge.
Extended length for reliable sampling: epT.I.P.S. L pipette tips
The elongated pipette tips - epT.I.P.S. L - enable you to reliably reach your sample while pipetting from and into conical tubes, high reagent bottles, narrow deep vessels, cell culture flasks or deepwell plates. The long and slim design of these elongated pipette tips gives you free access to your sample with reduced risk of touching the sides of tubes or wells. Cross-contamination during pipetting can be reduced to a minimum. epT.I.P.S. L are available in volumes of: 0.5 – 20 µL, 50 – 1,250 µL, 0.2 – 5 mL and 0.5 – 10 mL.
Disposal of epT.I.P.S. pipette tips and their packaging material
Recycling of materials becomes more and more important every day. E.g. in Europe almost 100 % of cardboard material is already recycled. The packaging material of the epT.I.P.S. pipette tips is made of different materials – for the most part made from cardboard.
Eppendorf consumables and thus also epT.I.P.S. pipette tips are shipped in packaging in which both the shipping carton consists of at least 37 % and the folding carton consist of at least 60 % recycled cardboard.
Please support our global sustainability initiative of recycling valuable raw material by collecting the cardboard packaging material of tubes. Dispose of the packaging material in the designated collection containers in your organization and region. In respect to the wrapping foils made of Polyethylene (PE) for epT.I.P.S. Standard we recommend you select a dedicated recycling partner where PE material can be recycled. Contact your facility or local waste management company to understand the available recycling options for your organization.
After usage, the tips themselves are defined as potentially being contaminated. This contamination can be based on biohazard, chemical hazard, or even nuclear hazard. Therefore, recycling of these tips can be challenging. In many countries, critical waste must be burned due to legal restrictions. However, energy and heat can be recovered from thermal recycling of contaminated laboratory consumables.
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 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 local biosafety officer and your local waste management.
We strongly recommend a certified local recycling partner. Keeping it "local" will reduce the impact of transportation, and the "certified" aspect is recommended due to the safe and sustainable handling of lab waste.