INTEGRA Biosciences’ pipettes help to sow the seeds of the future
24 Aug 2023
VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 handheld electronic pipettes from INTEGRA Biosciences are being used by California Seed and Plant (CSP) Labs to streamline its nucleic acid extraction and sample processing workflows.
The private plant pathology and genetics testing laboratory in California strives to provide seed and plant producers with rapid and reliable laboratory testing services and analytical products. INTEGRA Biosciences’ 24, 96 and 384 channel pipettes are being used to help assess seed, plant and soil health with greater efficiency and reproducibility, supporting innovations in the agricultural industry to keep up with rising global food demands.
Sereysimundy Chheo, a biologist at CSP Labs, explained: “We perform a range of genetic analyses in the lab, from helping farmers to ensure that their crops are resistant to certain pathogens and insects to assessing the outcomes of hybridisation. We use the VIAFLO 96 for DNA and RNA extraction from seeds, as well as for transferring and mixing buffers and solutions. The VIAFLO 384 is instrumental in accelerating processes where we are working with 384 well plates and microscopic volumes of pure DNA. Combined with their intuitive operation, this allows us to perform methods that would normally take four hours in as little as two and a half hours.
“We are considered a high throughput lab, and we rely on the VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 instruments to ensure the speed, precision,and accuracy of our results. INTEGRA also provides regular maintenance and great response times, so that we can keep providing a reliable service and maintain our excellent reputation. The VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 are core components of our lab, and their flexibility will allow us to adapt to different workflows and testing needs as time goes on, so that we can continue to support the advancement of agriculture.”