epT.I.P.S.® 384 - Micropipette Tips
Product InformationepT.I.P.S. 384 micropipette tips with the innovative SOFTattach technology are optimized for use with Eppendorf Research® plus and Xplorer® plus 16- and 24-channel pipettes, as well as 20 µL and 100 µL Move It® adjustable tip spacing pipettes. Process 384-well plates manually with the highest level of tip tightness and alignment but extremely low operating forces.
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epT.I.P.S. 384 pipette tips with innovative SOFTattach technology for 16- and 24- channel as well as adjustable tip spacing pipettes
epT.I.P.S. 384 from Eppendorf are the first micropipette tips with elastic forming grooves that allow the tips to stretch as much as necessary to enable a perfect seal, while also keeping operating forces to a minimum. These tips were designed to be used with Eppendorf 16- and 24-channel pipettes as well as 20 µL and 100 µL Move It® adjustable tip spacing pipettes in any application involving 384-well plates. Use this perfectly optimized pipette and tip system to benefit from outstanding tip fit and tightness combined with reduced tip attachment and ejection forces. Offering an extremely fine tip shape and the ultimate coaxiality for a perfect tip alignment, it couldn’t be easier to perfectly hit all 384 wells!
Key product features
epT.I.P.S. 384 pipette tips for 384-well plates are the latest addition to the premium epT.I.P.S. pipette tip family from Eppendorf. Both are optimized for Eppendorf pipettes and meet EN ISO 8655 requirements. Optimal wetting properties, high transparency and special, certified purity grades are the visible expression of our product and production philosophy.
Tip spacing: What's the difference between epT.I.P.S. 384 and epT.I.P.S.?
Want to easily and quickly fill a 24-, 96- or even a 384-well microplate? Get a higher volume of precision work done by combining the lightweight Eppendorf Research® plus or the electronic Xplorer® plus 8- and 12-channel pipettes featuring 9 mm cone distances for 96-well plates with epT.I.P.S. pipette tips. To meet the demands of even higher throughput and smaller sample volumes, Eppendorf recently launched 16- and 24-channel pipettes as well as selected Move It® adjustable tip spacing pipettes with a (min.) cone distance of 4.5 mm. epT.I.P.S. 384 are designed to work with these pipettes and extend the Eppendorf manual pipetting range to 384-well plates. Working manually with 384-well plates requires a pipette-tip system that can handle tiny wells precisely and efficiently.
Speed up your workflows with multi-channel pipettes
Easily fill 96-well plates with our mechanical or electronic 8- or 12-channel pipettes featuring a cone distance of 9 mm. Our 1,200 µL volume pipettes are ideal for filling deepwell plates.
Choose epT.I.P.S. for 9 mm spacing:
Choose our 16- or 24-channel pipettes or selected Move It® adjustable tip spacing pipette models featuring cone distances of (min.) 4.5 mm for applications in 384-well plates. Fill a complete row or column to start 16 or 24 reactions simultaneously in just one step.
Choose epT.I.P.S. 384 for 4.5 mm spacing
Fast and efficient pipetting into 384-well plates
Do you need an efficient manual pipetting method for 384-well plate applications? 16- and 24- channel pipettes from Eppendorf make working with 384-well plates convenient, ergonomic and safe. Processing one 384-well plate instead of four 96-well plates improves pipetting efficiency since the number of pipetting steps is reduced by 50 %. Benefit from starting 16 or 24 reactions simultaneously for equal starting conditions and avoid accidental well misidentification and repeating of experiments. Tedious alternate-well pipetting with 8- or 12-channel pipettes is a thing of the past! epT.I.P.S. 384 pipette tips are designed to work in perfect harmony with these microliter pipettes.
Fatigue-free pipetting - Ergonomics
To sustainably support the health of our customers, we introduced the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept® in 2003. Our philosophy is to continuously listen to scientists’ needs while challenging the status quo of existing tools. The new Eppendorf system for 384-well plates combines proven concepts with new innovations:
Our renowned spring-loaded tip cone and SOFTeject features have been combined with a new innovation driving ergonomic working conditions in the lab: the new epT.I.P.S. 384 pipette tips with SOFTattach technology for efficient pipetting without fatigue.
epT.I.P.S.® 384 with SOFTattach technology minimize tip attachment forces further
The innovative elastic forming grooves allow the tips to stretch as much as the shape of the tip cone requires while minimizing tip attachment and ejection forces.
• Reliable tip fit and tightness
• Smooth and even tip attachment
• Tip attachment forces reduced by 40 % per cone compared to 8- and 12-channel pipettes
• Reduced ejection forces
• Perfect tip alignment through high coaxiality allows safe plate manoeuvring and liquid transfer
• Extremely fine tip shape to perfectly hit all 384-wells
Spring loaded tip cone for reliable tip fit and low tip attachment forces
The spring-loaded tip cone saves you time and energy. With haptic feedback there is no need for physical force. Just use one gentle downward push until you receive the haptic feedback to guarantee a perfect and reliable tip fit. The spring limits the attachment forces and at the same time guarantees a reproducible and safe tip fit. It provides increased user-to-user reproducibility for more uniform results among members of the lab. All non-adjustable micropipettes from Eppendorf up to 1,000 µL are equipped with spring-loaded tip cones.
SOFTeject reduces tip ejection forces by 50 %
All non-adjustable multi-channel pipettes from Eppendorf use the innovative SOFTeject technology to ensure that during each single tip ejection stroke, the outside tips eject before the inside tips. This is not noticeable to the user but reduces tip ejection forces by 50 %. Lightly press the ejection button just once and the tips are automatically ejected in succession.
Disposal of epT.I.P.S. 384 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. 384 pipette tips is made of different materials – for the most part made from cardboard.
Eppendorf consumables and thus also epT.I.P.S. 384 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.