Is your pipette causing more harm than good?

Is your pipette causing more harm than good? from Mettler-Toledo Limited

By: Mettler-Toledo Limited  07-Aug-2013
Keywords: Medical Equipment & Supplies, Scientific Apparatus & Instruments, Liquid Handling

Through years of research METTLER TOLEDO has found that many people are using the incorrect pipette for the task at hand. This can not only reduce pipetting accuracy and decrease productivity, but also cause discomfort and sometimes injury to the user. By spending time with research and laboratory staff, METTLER TOLEDO found that pipette users who experienced pain or discomfort while pipetting were usually unaware there may be a better ergonomic solution available. “Not all pipettes are the same, so you can’t use the same pipette for all applications in the lab,” said METTLER TOLEDO Pipette Product Manager Jason Smith. “It is important that you start with the right pipette for your application. This alone makes tasks easier, and the end-user more productive.” Mr. Smith explained there are key features to look for in a pipette. The design of the pipette can have a large impact on the user, especially when pipetting for hours on end. Since pipetting is the most repetitive task in many laboratories, and many researchers commonly pipette for 2-4 hours a day, using low-force ergonomic pipettes should be consideration for all researchers. Researching pipette features and how they affect users in the field, METTLER TOLEDO has made ergonomic design the key focus for their entire Rainin pipette range. This focus has continued into the new Rainin XLS+ pipettes, which contains both manual and electronic multi-channel pipettes. With up to 28% less pipetting force, reduced weight and enhanced channel-to-channel consistency Rainin XLS+ manual pipettes create a hand-saving pipetting experience that not only increases overall productivity, but also helps reduce data inconsistency. The E4 XLS+ pipette range contains single channel, multichannel and adjustable spacer pipettes – ensuring that users can choose the pipette that will work the best for their application. Press Release E4 XLS+ pipettes allow users to speed up their workflow as they switch easily through features and functions on the carousel-like navigation menu, giving users access to a number of different modes and options. “Electronic pipettes are still a mystery to some labs – but they really do make things a lot easier,” explained Mr Smith. “It simplifies setup and gives you repeatable results by decreasing user-to-user variability.” Understanding that it’s hard to know what to pipette is required, METTLER TOLEDO have a number of local Rainin pipetting specialists that can provide expert pipetting advice. For an in-depth discussion you can contact METTLER TOLEDO on 1300 659 761 or visit www.mt.com/au-pipettefit.

Keywords: Laboratory Instruments, Liquid Handling, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Pipettes, Scientific Apparatus & Instruments

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