25 ml divided reservoir claims lowest dead volume on the market
12 Aug 2018
INTEGRA has expanded its Clear Advantage product family to include a divided reservoir, offering 5 and 10 ml volumes side-by-side, while still nesting comfortably in the company’s standard 25 ml reusable, sturdy base.
A combination of design and innovation, the range offers a pipetting experience with less reagent and plastic waste, and what the company claims is the lowest dead volume on the market. Each reservoir features the SureFlo anti-sealing array, which prevents tips from sealing off and liquid ‘popping’ into tips, filters or pipettes. The feature is enhanced with a specially formulated inert, hydrophilic surface treatment that stops liquid from pooling.
The new design complements INTEGRA’s family of multichannel EVOLVE manual pipettes, VIAFLO electronic pipettes and VOYAGER adjustable spacing pipettes. The eight-channel VOYAGER pipette is suitable for aspirating from the 5 ml side and then dispensing into a 96- or 384-well plate, providing significant benefits when working with expensive reagents, such as PCR master mix.
The reusable base has clearly visible volume graduations for accurate filling, and each reservoir has pour-back spouts moulded into the corners to enable convenient, spill-free return of unused reagent to the source container, offering reagent and cost savings. The reservoirs can also act as lids, preventing evaporation and spillage, and their space-saving, stackable design significantly reduces storage requirements.
The reservoir is available in both polystyrene and polypropylene for compatibility with a wide range of chemicals.