ART Universal Pipette Tips
Tips that fit any pipette in your lab

Thermo Scientific ART tips have been a trusted tool in the lab for decades. Only ART tips contain a self-sealing barrier that seals in aerosols and liquids - eliminating contamination of pipettes and sample cross-contamination during pipetting. ART tips are available in specialty and non-filtered varieties, making it easier than ever to find a tip for every applications and virtually any brand of pipette in your lab. ART delivers the quality, performance and reliability you expect.

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What can ART barrier tips do that traditional filter tips can't?

ART barrier tips differ from traditional filter tips. ART self-sealing barrier tips are the only tips that seal completely to prevent liquid samples and aerosols from coming in contact with the pipette nose cone. When the barrier seals it protects the pipette and subsequent samples from cross contamination.

ART barrier tips provide 100% security against aerosol and liquid contamination. Traditional filter tips can't do that. 

No contamination

Traditional filter tips cannot stop the flow of contaminants like the ART barrier. ART provides complete protection.

Low retention technology

Low retention ART tip technology

ART barrier tips are available in low-retention tips that deliver the maximum sample volume for the best results.

Test them for yourself, take the ART challenge 

Green packaging

ART reload green system

 Discover greener alternatives with ART packaging options that save space and generate less waste.

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Uncompromised purity

The ART tip portfolio offers tips with exceptional clarity and uncompromised purity. All ART pipette tips are certified to be free of RNase, DNase, DNA, ATP, and endotoxins.


Choose the right ART tip for your pipette and application

Self-sealing barrier tips

Filtered tip

ART barrier pipette tips are ideal for use with your most valuable samples and sensitive assays to prevent contamination, while protecting your pipettes, too.

Recommended uses:
  • PCR
  • DNA and RNA purification
  • Pipetting radioactive agents
  • Protein biology
  • Cell culture
  • Biobanking

Non-filtered tips

Non-filtered tip

ART non-filtered tips are the same high-quality tips as ART barrier tips.

Recommended uses:
  • Non-critical samples and assays

SoftFit-L filtered tips

SoftFit-L Tips

ART SoftFit-L filtered tips block aerosol particulates, formed during aspiration, from entering the pipette, preventing cross contamination. The positive-stop design reduces tip attachment and ejection forces. For use with Rainin™ LTS pipettes.

Recommended uses:
  • PCR
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Culture

Selecting the best ART tip with the right features

Tip type

Benefits

Recommended use

ART Pipette Tips*

Barrier tip

  • Self-sealing barrier prevents contamination from aerosols and liquids

 

  • Critical assays and samples
  • Pipetting expensive reagents
  • Every day pipetting

Non-filtered tip

  • Economic, high-quality tips
  • Non-critical assays and samples

Low-retention tip

  • Improves sample delivery and conservation of expensive reagents
  • Viscous samples
  • Samples containing detergents
  • Protein and DNA samples
  • Small volumes

Extended-length tip

  • Accessing the bottom of tall or narrow vessels without risk of contamination
  • Cell culture
  • Accessing bottom of narrow tubes

Wide-bore tip

  • Large orifice prevents cell shearing

 

 

Pipetting
  • Fragile cell lines
  • Macro-molecules (genomic DNA)
  • Viscous samples
  • Difficult-to-pipette solutions

Micropoint tip

  • Thin wall construction prevents drop formation on the tip
  • Aids in maximum sample delivery
  • Small-volume pipetting
  • Critical samples

Gel-loading tip

  • Easy, precise loading of wells in electrophoresis gels
  • Loading polyacrylamide or agarose gels for electrophoresis
  • Loading sequencing gels

Solvent-safe tip

  • Carbon filter protects pipette when using solvents
  • Pipetting solvents and caustic or corrosive solutions

SoftFit-L Pipette Tips*

SoftFit-L filtered tip
  • Blocks aerosols from contaminating the pipette and prevents cross-contamination of samples
  • Sensitive applications
  • Volatile or corrosive samples
  • Radioisotope labeled samples
SoftFit-L non-filtered tip
  • Economic, high-quality tips
  • Non-critical assays and samples
SoftFit-L low-retention tip
  • Hydrophobic surface maximizes sample delivery and conservation of expensive reagents
  • Viscous samples
  • Samples containing detergents
  • Protein and DNA samples
  • Small volumes

*SoftFit-L tips are compatible with Rainin™ LTS pipettes only. Not for use with other manufacturer's pipettes or packaging.

Selecting the best ART tip with the right packaging

Packaging type

 

Features & benefits

ART Tips Packaging

Hinged rack

  • One-handed access to tips 
  • Rack transforms from hinged to lift-off lid
  • Flush tip insert for use with multi-channel pipettes
Lift-off lid
  • Independent lift-off lids
  • Ideal for use with multi-channel pipettes
Reload tower

  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • Contains up to 54% less plastic than hinged-rack tips, and requires up to 55% less storage space
  • Maintains stringent quality and sterility standards
Reload inserts
  • Single, sterile insert of tips in blister cup
  • Reduces plastic use by up to 25%
Bulk
  • Non-sterile, bulk tips used to manually refill empty ART racks 
Individually wrapped
  • Single individually wrapped tips
  • Ideal for the most stringent sterility requirements
SoftFit-L Tips Packaging
SoftFit-L hinged rack
  • One-handed access to tips 
  • Flush tip insert for use with multi-channel pipettes
  • Color-coded for easy volume identification
SoftFit-L reload inserts*
  • Compatible with ART SoftFit-L empty racks
  • Single, sterile insert of filtered tips in blister cup
  • Reduces plastic use by up to 25%
SoftFit-L reload tower*
  • Compatible with ART SoftFit-L empty racks
  • Reduces plastic use by up to 50%
  • Maintains stringent quality and sterility standards

*SoftFit-L reload towers and inserts are compatible with SoftFit-L tip racks only. Not for use with other manufacturer's racks. SoftFit-L racks can be ordered separately.

Selecting the best ART tip with the right features

Tip type

Benefits

Recommended use

ART Pipette Tips*

Barrier tip

  • Self-sealing barrier prevents contamination from aerosols and liquids

 

  • Critical assays and samples
  • Pipetting expensive reagents
  • Every day pipetting

Non-filtered tip

  • Economic, high-quality tips
  • Non-critical assays and samples

Low-retention tip

  • Improves sample delivery and conservation of expensive reagents
  • Viscous samples
  • Samples containing detergents
  • Protein and DNA samples
  • Small volumes

Extended-length tip

  • Accessing the bottom of tall or narrow vessels without risk of contamination
  • Cell culture
  • Accessing bottom of narrow tubes

Wide-bore tip

  • Large orifice prevents cell shearing

 

 

Pipetting
  • Fragile cell lines
  • Macro-molecules (genomic DNA)
  • Viscous samples
  • Difficult-to-pipette solutions

Micropoint tip

  • Thin wall construction prevents drop formation on the tip
  • Aids in maximum sample delivery
  • Small-volume pipetting
  • Critical samples

Gel-loading tip

  • Easy, precise loading of wells in electrophoresis gels
  • Loading polyacrylamide or agarose gels for electrophoresis
  • Loading sequencing gels

Solvent-safe tip

  • Carbon filter protects pipette when using solvents
  • Pipetting solvents and caustic or corrosive solutions

SoftFit-L Pipette Tips*

SoftFit-L filtered tip
  • Blocks aerosols from contaminating the pipette and prevents cross-contamination of samples
  • Sensitive applications
  • Volatile or corrosive samples
  • Radioisotope labeled samples
SoftFit-L non-filtered tip
  • Economic, high-quality tips
  • Non-critical assays and samples
SoftFit-L low-retention tip
  • Hydrophobic surface maximizes sample delivery and conservation of expensive reagents
  • Viscous samples
  • Samples containing detergents
  • Protein and DNA samples
  • Small volumes

*SoftFit-L tips are compatible with Rainin™ LTS pipettes only. Not for use with other manufacturer's pipettes or packaging.

Selecting the best ART tip with the right packaging

Packaging type

 

Features & benefits

ART Tips Packaging

Hinged rack

  • One-handed access to tips 
  • Rack transforms from hinged to lift-off lid
  • Flush tip insert for use with multi-channel pipettes
Lift-off lid
  • Independent lift-off lids
  • Ideal for use with multi-channel pipettes
Reload tower

  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • Contains up to 54% less plastic than hinged-rack tips, and requires up to 55% less storage space
  • Maintains stringent quality and sterility standards
Reload inserts
  • Single, sterile insert of tips in blister cup
  • Reduces plastic use by up to 25%
Bulk
  • Non-sterile, bulk tips used to manually refill empty ART racks 
Individually wrapped
  • Single individually wrapped tips
  • Ideal for the most stringent sterility requirements
SoftFit-L Tips Packaging
SoftFit-L hinged rack
  • One-handed access to tips 
  • Flush tip insert for use with multi-channel pipettes
  • Color-coded for easy volume identification
SoftFit-L reload inserts*
  • Compatible with ART SoftFit-L empty racks
  • Single, sterile insert of filtered tips in blister cup
  • Reduces plastic use by up to 25%
SoftFit-L reload tower*
  • Compatible with ART SoftFit-L empty racks
  • Reduces plastic use by up to 50%
  • Maintains stringent quality and sterility standards

*SoftFit-L reload towers and inserts are compatible with SoftFit-L tip racks only. Not for use with other manufacturer's racks. SoftFit-L racks can be ordered separately.


ART barrier vs. traditional filter tips

ART barrier tips differ from traditional filter tips. ART self-sealing barrier tips are the only tips that seal completely to prevent liquid samples and aerosols from coming in contact with the pipette nose cone. When the barrier seals it protects the pipette and subsequent samples from cross contamination. 

Researchers have made ART self-sealing barrier tips their first choice in sample protection. ART barrier tips provide 100% security against aerosol and liquid contamination.

Take the ART challenge


Compare the barrier

The ART barrier prevents cross contamination by blocking the passage of aerosols, liquids, radioactive isotopes, and biological materials to the pipette or to subsequent samples in an experiment.

The result of low retention

  • Less liquid retention to improve liquid handling
  • Improve volume accuracy to increase reliability
  • Precise sample delivery to save expensive reagents
ART-SoftFit-L-hinged-rack

SoftFit-L Tips

The SoftFit-L Tip was designed for optimal performance with Rainin™ LTS pipettes. SoftFit-L Tips deliver the accuracy and precision you expect and maintain the ergonomic benefits of the pipette with a positive-stop collar that reduces tip attachment and ejection forces.

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