Still hammering pipette tips instead of nailing your science?
7 Oct 2019
INTEGRA Biosciences has developed its GripTip pipette tips range to overcome the problems experienced by Tina – the star of its new comic – which may be all too familiar to scientists working at the bench.
Universal pipette tips require hammering on to stretch the tip, often resulting in a suboptimal fit that can lead to loose, leaking and falling off tips. GripTips are designed to effortlessly snap onto INTEGRA tip fittings with low attachment and ejection forces. This ensures that all tips are at the same height, guaranteeing the perfect alignment and seal, even when performing side well touch offs.
The tips span a wide volume range – from 0.5 to?5,000 µl – and are available in sterile, non-sterile and filtered options. The portfolio also includes a specialty GripTips, such as low retention tips for recovering viscous solutions, wide bore tips for cellular applications, short tips for improved ergonomics and targeting of small wells, and extra-long tips for improved access to tubes.
INTRGRA’S range is regularly expanded to meet the needs of every customer. The latest tips include a 1,250 µl short tip which is suitable for ergonomically pipetting large volumes and eliminates the need to hold the pipette high over the bench, reducing the risk of RSI. The 300 µl long tip that is 102 mm long to enable users to easily reach the bottom of standard 100 ml tubes.
To aid tip selection, INTEGRA has launched its GripTip selector. Simply apply filters to see which tips are most suitable for workflow in seconds.
To read more about the problems and misery universal tips have caused Tina, and see the benefits of switching to GripTips, check out INTEGRA’s new comic HERE