GripTips for VIAFLO 96/384 Perfecting the Connection Between Pipetting Head and Tips
Perfecting the Connection Between Pipetting Head and Tips
Perfecting the connection between pipetting head and tips
Do your pipette tips ever loosen, leak or fall off? This is a common issue in laboratories, caused by the use of universal pipette tips. Losing a tip during an assay preparation can ruin the entire assay and a reliable sealing is of key importance for accurate pipetting.
INTEGRA has redesigned the connection between pipette tip and tip fitting to resolve this issue. The unique GripTip pipette tips match perfectly with the multi-lobe tip fitting to form an integral system. During loading the tips snap over three or four lobes, which mechanically holds them on the tip fitting. It effectively prevents tips from falling off and guarantees a perfect sealing on every tip to prevent sample spillage.
How it works
Precise and consistent tip seal ensures that all tips on VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 are precisely at an identical height for reliable touch offs and consistent pipetting results. An additional tip straightness inspection process ensures all pipette tips access wells even when dispensing to a 384 well plate.
GripTip Pipette tips which never leak or fall off
Loosing a tip during an assay preparation can ruin the entire assay and a reliable sealing is of key importance for accurate pipetting.
INTEGRA has redesigned the connection between pipette tip and tip fitting to resolve this issue. The unique GripTip pipette tips are comfortably loaded and ejected without any physical effort due to a power assisted mechanism activated by a push button. The loading procedure also guarantees that GripTips are not touched by the user and remain sterile.
Extended length design
INTEGRA’s GripTips feature an extended length design enabling easy access into labware types such as tubes and deep well blocks.
The extended length design also reduces PCR cross contamination as the elongated tip prevents the pipette shaft from contacting the wall of the PCR tubes.
Low retention GripTip pipette tips
Viscous samples, detergents and other low surface tension liquids tend to interact with standard pipette tips forming a thin liquid film on the pipette tip inner wall. This effect leads to pipetting inaccuracy and inconsistency as well as loss of precious reagents. INTEGRA uses a unique polypropylene blend to mold Low Retention GripTips with heightened hydrophobic properties. Using Low Retention GripTips prevents low surface tension samples from spreading out and “wetting” the inner wall of the tips, allowing them to bead-up for a maximum liquid recovery.
GripTip Packaging Options
1) Tip Racks with single inserts in 96 fold configuration
Reinforced Tip Racks for 96-channel pipetting heads (300 µl and 1250 µl).
2) GREEN CHOICE refill system
An environmentally friendly refill system for 96-channel pipetting heads to reuse the current tip racks and thus reduce plastic waste by 60 % (300 µl and 1250 µl).
3) XYZ Tip Racks
Extra sturdy and in SBS format to withstand loading forces in 96- and 384-channel pipetting (12.5 µl to 125 µl).
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Parts and numbers
GripTips for 96-channel pipetting heads
Reinforced racks and refills (300 µl and 1250 µl)
GripTips in Racks
The tip racks are reinforced to guarantee proper loading of the GripTips.
Tip Size Color Code Description Sterile Filter Sterile Non-Sterile 300 µl Green 5 racks of 96 tips 6435 6434 6433 1250 µl Blue 5 racks of 96 tips 6445 6444 6443
GREEN CHOICE Refills
The GREEN CHOICE is a environmentally friendly packaging of GripTips. Each GREEN CHOICE contains five GripTip inserts of non-sterile GripTips to refill the current tip racks.
Tip Size Color Code Description Non-Sterile 300 µl Green 5 inserts of 96 tips 6432 1250 µl Blue 5 inserts of 96 tips 6442
GripTips for 96- and 384-channel pipetting heads
XYZ racks (12,5 µl to 125 µl)
XYZ GRIPTIPS for 96- and 384-channel pipetting heads feature a reinforced tip rack with SBS footprint. Additionally, new carbon filled anti-static XYZ racks prevent static build up and allow for easy GripTip attachment each and every time.
Tip Size Color Code Description Sterile Filter Sterile Non-Sterile 12.5 µl Purple 5 XYZ racks of 384 tips 6455 6454 6453 12.5 µl LONG Purple 5 XYZ racks of 384 tips 6405 6404 6403 12.5 µl SHORT Purple 5 XYZ racks of 384 tips 6475 - - 50/125 µl Yellow 5 XYZ racks of 384 tips 6465 6464 6463
Low retention tips
For 96- and 384-channel pipetting heads
Tip Size Color Code For Pipettes Description Sterile Filter Sterile Non-Sterile 12.5 µl LONG Purple 2, 10, 12.5, 20 µl 5 racks of 384 tips 6505 6504 6503 12.5 µl Purple 2, 10, 12.5, 20 µl 5 racks of 384 tips 6555 6554 6553 125 µl Yellow 50, 100, 125 µl 5 racks of 384 tips 6565 6564 6563 300 µl Green 200, 300 µl 5 racks of 96 tips 6535 6534 6533 1250 µl Blue 1000, 1250 µl 5 racks of 96 tips 6545 6544 6543