Take advantage of an additional barrier in your filter pipette tip!
ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. from Eppendorf are filter pipette tips with a two-phase filter for contamination protection. The two filter layers, made of flexible, hydrophobic material, fit perfectly in the tip cone and retain practically 100 % of all aerosols and biomolecules. This filtering effect is achieved using various, well-defined pore sizes. The layer facing the sample provides protection from drops, splashes and aerosols. The layer facing the pipette tip cone functions as a second barrier from contamination, and reliably binds biomolecules. A defined air passage rate ensures full sample recovery and the customary quick pipetting you're used to.
Scientifically proven - No filter tip protects better than ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.!
In a blind trial at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM) in Hanover, Germany, ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. were much better at protecting against aerosols than other commercially available filter pipette tips.
In a further study, ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. SealMax filter pipette tips have even been tested for filtration performance under the standard EN 29463 - Standard of filtration performance testing of filters - yielding a minimum particle collection efficiency of 99.5 % with test aerosol particles sizes of 0.05 - 0.5 µm - making them ideal for applications in clean rooms and in the pharmaceutical industry.
ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. in the purity grade PCR clean / Sterile are sterilized by electron beams, certified pyrogen-free and PCR clean (free from human DNA, DNase, RNase and PCR-inhibiting substances). ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. Forensic DNA Grade are free of detectable Human DNA, DNase, RNase and PCR inhibitors.
Disposal of ep Dualfilter T.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 ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. pipette tips is made of different materials – for the most part made from cardboard.
Eppendorf consumables and thus also ep Dualfilter T.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.
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.