Old (pipetting) habits die hard, don’t they?
The preparation of PCR, ELISA or cell-based assays is time-consuming routine pipettingwork. Microplates, long series of tubes or PCR strips have to be filled with master mixes, buffers or media. The higher the throughput, the more numerous the reaction vessels, the longer it takes. In short, a very laborious procedure, especially if the optimal pipettes are not at hand, or even worse: when mechanical single-channel pipettes are the only available choice. Even if you only need 1 second per well, it then takes about 6.5 minutes for a whole 384-well plate.
In daily practice every second counts. Therefore, a selection of pipettes should always be available on each laboratory bench in order to solve each task as efficiently as possible. The already widely used multi-channel pipettes are a bit more advanced, of course. However, each row or column has to be pipetted separately, and new liquid has to be aspirated repeatedly.
Automatic dispensing with electronic pipettes - incredibly fast & super easy
Imagine, you prepare PCR, ELISA or cell-based assays as easy as pie by filling multiple rows/columns or tubes one after the other without new aspiration step. Sounds good? Then switch to electronic multi-channel pipettes with automatic dispensing mode - the best tools for fast and easy processing of routine applications! Here you go:
- Set volume and speed
- Aspirate liquid once
- Automatically dispense equal volumes by just holding the rocker all the way down
- Simply move the pipette from one position to the next simultaneously
That’s it! Watch the video below.