MINI 96 – 96 Channel Portable Electronic Pipette (video)
MINI 96 – 96 Channel Portable Electronic Pipette
Filling 96 and 384 well plates is standard practice for countless labs, with higher throughput and better results often being their goal. Everybody wants to be more productive. Traditional single 8 and 12 channel pipettes are affordable and can be easily transported around the lab, but at some point they simply reach their limit in terms of productivity.
With this in mind, INTEGRA introduces the MINI 96, a portable 96 channel electronic pipette. Like any other electronic pipette, it's small and affordable while massively increasing productivity for working with 96 and 384 well plates. The MINI 96 is the solution for all laboratories, who want to fill 96 and 384 well plates faster and more precise than traditional handheld pipettes and have a very limited budget to work with.
In addition, the ability to partially load tips, for example only 8 channels at a time, means that the MINI 96 can completely replace the need for eight channel pipettes in the lab as well. The small size and portability allow it to be easily moved and used anywhere in the lab, from the laminar flow cabinet to the lab bench. And by anyone in the lab due to its extreme ease of use, simply turn it on and start pipetting.
Much like traditional handheld pipettes, the MINI 96 is available in several volume ranges: 0.5 to 12.5 microliters, 5 to 125 microliters, 10 to 300 microliters and 50 to 1250 microliters. So your application's volume is sure to be covered. In terms of ease of use, the MINI 96 is as simple to use as a single channel electronic pipette. A servo motor assists all movements resulting in effortless pipetting. The MINI 96 is compatible with GRIPTIPS, which are guaranteed to never leak or fall off in the middle of your pipetting routine.
The main working position is called the base stage and can accommodate 96 and 384 well pipetting. Simply flip the plate to access both sides, GRIPTIPS are loaded and ejected electronically for a perfect and easy loading experience every time. For those who want or need less handling of labware, a second stage can be used to pipette into the target plate while the source stays below.
Setting a safety bottom or pipetting height is simple with the MINI 96. This ensures, that the heights of aspiration and dispensing are perfect every time. Multiple pipetting heights can be set within the same pipetting protocol. This instrument is simply the most affordable electronic 96 channel pipette available. Considering that 96 and 384 well plates can be filled in one go as well as partial plates. The small price compared to the benefit it brings is unbelievable! The MINI 96 is well within reach of every lab's budget.
Since bench space is a luxury in many labs, the small size really comes in handy. Its tiny footprint make it especially suited for work in a laminar flow cabinet, where space can be restricted. Due to the simple programming, everyone who turns on the MINI 96 can quickly understand, how to operate it. A large color screen guides you through all the steps removing any guesswork.
And for those who have never seen the MINI 96, convenient tutorials have been made to help answer any questions, which might arise during pipetting. So, what is it that the MINI 96 can actually do? Well, here are some of the things that it's great at. Reservoir to plate transfers into both 96 and 384 well plates. 384 well plates can be filled by dispensing four times into them, with the 96 channel head. Second stage can be used if so desired.Plate to plate transfers, such as 96 to 96 are also easily accomplished with the
MINI 96. As well as reformatting between 96 and 384 well plates.
As an option, a two position stage opens up even more possibilities for use with the MINI 96. For example, using the instrument as an eight-channel pipette for serial dilutions or other intra-plate applications or filling partial plates. The two position base can be used as a second position, with all 96 tips loaded if so needed. The MINI 96 is another addition to the successful and productive line of INTEGRA electronic pipettes. VIAFLO fixed spacing pipettes, VOYAGER adjustable spacing pipettes and VIAFLO 96 and 384 instruments.
For even more versatility and productivity, in an instrument which grows with your lab's needs, the VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 may just be the thing for your lab! Including interchangeable pipetting heads, automatic movement and up to three positions to work with.
What can the MINI 96 do for your lab? Well simply put, it means an incredible increase in productivity for a tiny price. All in a small package, which can be accessed anywhere in the lab by anyone.