Supporting HIV studies with significantly reduced gel loading times (video)

Supporting HIV studies with significantly reduced gel loading times

My name is Carla Taboo. I am working in the institute of human genetics in Montpellier. And today I will talk to you about the changes in my life, when I start to use the VOYAGER pipettes. Because actually I'm working with patient samples and we are trying to manage a lot a lot of samples and it was time consuming to use only manual single channel pipettes.

And when the voyager appears, I tried first and I was convinced about the use. Especially, because it makes my experiment faster and less harmful. For the loading it was really really brooding in the gel into, it was really huge, because as I told you 40 minutes against 5 minutes. It's unbeatable, we can say that.

My colleagues, that were around me, were curious and they wanted to use them also for loading qpcr samples in the 384 plates. And sometimes we were like fighting, okay do you need this pipette.

I am Gael Petitjean. I am a research associate in the team. And I work on HIV-1 infection for almost decades now. I work on different aspects of HIV-1 infection and all the interaction between HIV and the cell host.

For our purpose study we have a lot of applications, that come from qpcr to the amplification of the HIV-1 genome at a single molecule level or in single cell level. And that's why we have a lot of architecture, that need high throughput. Before trying the voyager, we worked with mono-channel pipettes and it was quite difficult.

We spent a lot of time doing the experiments. So that was a critical point for us, to be able to have a high throughput. And that's why we choose to work with VOYAGER INTEGRA. And it was a real game for us.

With a single channel pipette we spend a lot of time by loading plates or gels, mostly one or two hours. And now with the VOYAGER we save a lot of time. We only need few minutes, maybe 10, to just load a plate or jail sits quite faster.

So my name is Suzie Houssier and I'm a research assistant in the molecular biology lab. So I'm using the riser pipette to do qpcr analysis. So before I was loading a 384 well plate with one tips per well. And now with a wire jar I can do eight well in one time.

So I change for time saving, because I'm loading a plate for in a 15 minutes, compared to one hour with a mundo channel pipette. And also for a rope for disability in the results.

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