Scientists at CNRS using INTEGRA’s VOYAGER to speed up their HIV research

Scientists at CNRS using INTEGRA’s VOYAGER to speed up their HIV research

Researchers at the Institute of Human Genetics in Montpellier, a French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), are dedicated to improving the lives of HIV-positive patients, and have been monitoring therapies and disease progression since the 1990s. One aspect of the study has been to investigate the dynamics of the HIV reservoir by looking into medicine resistant mutations.

Faster research for better insights

To achieve the high throughput necessary for their HIV research, scientists at CNRS are using the VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette to perform both PCR set-up and electrophoresis gel loading. The pipette’s many useful features are showcased in this exciting new video, where the researchers demonstrate how they use the VOYAGER in their work.

The video highlights the benefits of using a multichannel pipette with adjustable tip spacing instead of a single channel model, showing how 40 minutes of work during gel loading can be reduced to just 5 minutes, while transferring samples from tubes to plates takes 15 minutes instead of a full hour. In addition, pipetting samples between different plate formats is significantly sped up, from over an hour to 10 minutes, as the interval between the channels can be changed with a push of a button. This flexible and convenient tool makes the process far more efficient, allowing the team to perform the kind of large-scale screening required for in-depth viral analysis.

To learn more about the team’s research, and why they chose the VOYAGER pipette, check out: