As a lab professional, you have a veritable ensemble of characters that take you through your workflow, from sample preparation to your ultimate goal, whatever that may be. And while workflows look different for every project and person, many of these characters – like your pipettes – are staples.
With samples at the heart of everything we do and achieve in the lab, Thermo Fisher Scientific has committed itself to providing scientists with an extensive portfolio of liquid handling solutions. These tools are the result of years of experience and innovation, encompassing every option from manual and electronic pipettes, automated liquid handlers, and reagent dispensers to pipette tips for any pipette you have in the lab. The Thermo Scientific™ ClipTip™ Pipetting System is the latest in this long line of pipetting products.
Specifically designed to set your workflow up for success, a ClipTip Pipetting System empowers:
Consistent and reproducible results
The ClipTip Pipetting System interlocking technology clips the tip into place, creating a seamless and secure fit on the pipette. This revolutionary technology addresses one of the greatest challenges in pipetting: reliable lab results. By eliminating problematic loose tips, scientists can ensure accurate measurements and, ultimately, reproducible results to keep their workflow moving with confidence. As demonstrated in our application note, these interlocking tips can reduce variation in dispensed liquids by 68 percent as compared to a traditional friction-based system. As an added bonus, a properly fitted tip means fewer wasted tips, and thus less lost samples or reagents.
A comfortable pipetting experience
Importantly, the tight seal of ClipTip Pipette and Tips can be achieved – and released – without extreme force by the user. This functionality aims to overcome another critical challenge of liquid handling: Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs). Long hours of pipetting can place a burden on numerous muscle groups throughout the body. This can impact the quality of your pipetting and hinder sample integrity, as well as lead to long-term physical damage. In response, the ClipTip Pipette is engineered to provide a lightweight solution that packs a punch on features, but not your physique. Notably, it’s low attachment, ejection and plunger forces enable safe and comfortable use to set users up for success at all stages of their research.
Streamlined operation for speed and scale
The array of features and capabilities offered with ClipTip Pipetting System array of features and capabilities bring a new dimension to pipetting, which has often been viewed as a tedious task. Adding to many scientists’ displeasure is how easily pipetting can go awry, given the extremely small margin for error. In fact, leakage from an improperly locked pipette tip can reduce accuracy by as much as 50 percent. This creates considerable stress when viewed in the context of the larger workflow. No one wants to find out weeks or months into a project that subsequent work was based on inaccurate pipetting data.
Now, reliable results can be achieved comfortably and with confidence. Adding to ease of operation is our adjustable tip spacing functionality, which is an exciting feature built into the Thermo Scientific™ E1ClipTip ™ Electronic Equalizer Pipettes. Our most versatile option, this pipette streamlines liquid handling across a variety of tubes, racks, microplate well densities and horizontal gel boxes. With a simple adjustment to the pipette’s sliding scale, liquids can be reliably moved to whatever storage solution is required next, preparing researchers for any eventuality in the workflow process.
This feature allows researchers to work more quickly, without sacrificing on quality. Our research shows that the adjustable tip spacing found on E1-ClipTip Equalizer multichannel electronic pipettes will take up to 90 percent less time to use and reduce 90 percent of tiresome repetitions compared to single channel pipettes. This helps researchers move through their workflow faster and accommodate increased throughput, while also solving for prevailing challenges related to user error and RSIs.
The ClipTip Pipetting System encompasses a variety of options for every pipetting need, with additional products including:
- F1-ClipTip Manual Pipettes – The best of our ClipTip Pipetting Technology for comfortable operation and a tight seal you can trust every time, in a manual form factor.
- E1-ClipTip Electronic Pipettes – Boasting the same ClipTip Pipetting Technology you’re sure to love, with additional features like electronic tip ejection and index finger pipette action to ease repetitive pipetting tasks.
Researchers are heroes and arming yourselves with the right pipetting tools can only enhance your superpowers. Proper pipetting is essential to ensuring sample integrity and accuracy. With ramifications that will ripple across the entire workflow, it’s critical that you surround yourself with the best possible team and the ClipTip system is proving to be a worthy sidekick for liquid handling.
To learn more about what makes the ClipTip Pipetting System so special and to find the right one for you, click here. Be sure to ask your sales representative about how you can schedule a demo to experience the ClipTip for yourself.
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