Save hours of pipetting by using a VOYAGER pipette
In the past, scientists were restricted to use single channel pipettes when transferring samples between labware of different formats. Such single transfers as gel loading, tube to plate transfers or 96-well to 384-well plate reformatting are tedious and an error prone tasks.
VOYAGER multichannel pipettes have been designed to address this problem specifically. It is the first and only automatic adjustable tip spacing pipette on the market. Using a VOYAGER you can transfer multiple samples at once in the blink of an eye. Moreover, by reducing transfer steps, VOYAGER helps you prevent repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and pipetting errors.
How it works
VOYAGER pipettes feature a unique motorized tip spacing, enabling parallel transfer of multiple samples between labware of different sizes and formats. The tip spacing can be changed by a simple push of a button.
Electronically adjustable tip spacing
VOYAGER pipettes allow the tip spacing to expand anywhere between 4.5 mm and 33 mm at the push of a button.
The motorized tip spacing offers many advantages over manual tip spacing adjustments:
- Single handed operation leaves the other hand free to handle labware.
- On the fly access to up to 3 user-defined tip spacings.
- These user defined tip spacings are saved. No need to memorize spacings of different labware formats.
GRIPTIP® pipette tips which never leak or fall off
GRIPTIPS® are always firmly attached and perfectly aligned, regardless of how many side well touch offs are performed. You no longer have to hammer your pipette tips on or worry about pipette tips falling off!
2) O-RING Seal
3) RIM SNAPS OVER THE LOBES
The rim (3) of the GRIPTIPS® will snap over the Multi-Lobes (1), attaching firmly. As a result, GRIPTIPS® will never accidently fall off.
A shoulder (4) provides a positive stop to prevent over-tightening of the tip. It can only be attached up to that point and no further, ensuring that all tips are at the same height. As a result, the tip is either on or off, but nothing in between.
Intuitive operation and navigation
The Touch Wheel interface offers a quick and ergonomic way to modify pipetting parameters. It enables you to browse through menus, change pipetting volumes and speeds or other settings. Changing a dispense volume has never been so fast and easy!
The full color screen provides full text menus and displays pipetting protocols without abbreviations, making INTEGRA's pipettes particularly easy to understand and intuitive to use.
Various pipetting modes
For the most common liquid handling tasks 10 preset pipetting programs are available, in which only basic parameters need to be defined.
For more elaborate pipetting protocols, up to 40 user defined custom programs can be created.
1) Currently active pipetting mode
2) Next pipetting step is marked
3) Aspiration volume
4) Other parameters such as speed
If connected to the VIALINK PIPETTE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, even complex custom programs can be quickly created and stored in a library on the computer.
User friendly and process-effective pipette!
"This instrument has helped us streamline high throughput sample handling/transfer between various different plastics. The pipette is easy to program and use, and requires very little training for new operators."
It is awesome. I just love it.
"The VOYAGER Adjustable Tip Spacing Pipette is so easy to use when switching from 96 to 384 well plates. You just push a button. No fiddiling with dials or pushing and pulling leavers. It lines up right every time."
Frederick National Labs/ Leidos/NIH
See it work
Uses and Applications
- Pipette tip spacing
Pipette tip spacing
Compatible labware and typical applications
VOYAGER pipette tip spacing and examples of compatible labware
min to max
Distance well to well in mm
9 - 33
9 - 19,8
9 - 14
12.5, 50, 125
4.5 - 14
12.5, 50, 125
4.5 - 9
For more information about typical applications for VOYAGER pipettes, download
our Application Guide.
- Gel loading
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Easily aspirate 8 or 12 samples from a 96 well PCR plate (9 mm spacing) and dispense to 4.5 mm spacing gel lanes.
- Plate reformatting
Transferring samples between plates of different formats
Plate reformatting can be tedious and prone to transfer errors. VOYAGER pipettes allow you to transfer 8 or 12 samples at once between 96 and 384 well plates (9 mm <-> 4.5 mm spacing).
If you would like to learn more about plate to plate transfers with the VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette (either manually or on the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot) and other electronic pipettes of INTEGRA, see this application note: Plate to plate transfer
- Transfers from tubes to plates
Transfers from tubes to plates
Sample transfers from tube racks to microplates
Transfers from 1.5 ml microcentrifuge tube racks (~14 mm spacing) to microplates is a routine task for a VOYAGER pipette and saves many transfer steps.
If you would like to read more about tube to plate transfers with the VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette (on the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot), check this application note: Tube to plate transfer
- Cell seeding
Transferring cells and media
The 4 and 6 channel VOYAGER pipettes accommodate even the large well to well spacing of 12 and 24 well plates (26 mm and 19 mm). This allows you to transfer cells at a fraction of the time it would take with a single channel pipette.
- Screening applications and genotyping
Screening applications and genotyping
Video explains how the VOYAGER pipette helps a research group at the Technical University of Munich to increase their throughput for screening applications and genotyping significantly.
- qRT-PCR Assay Setup using a VOYAGER
qRT-PCR Assay Setup using a VOYAGER
Pipetting 64 samples in triplicate for two genes of interest (GOI) in under 10 minutes!
Find here a quick overview of the product specifications. More detailed information can be found in the download-section below.
- Rechargeable, Li-ion, 3.7 V, 1050 mAh; Typical charging time: 2.5 hours
- Mains adapter
- Input: 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz; Output: 5.7 – 6.4 V, 3 W
- Pipetting channels
- 4, 6, 8, or 12
Downloads & More
Flyer VOYAGER - Adjustable Tip Spacing Pipette ( 4.85 MB )
Quick Start Guide VIAFLO VOYAGER Electronic Pipettes ( 290.79 KB )
Operating Instructions VIAFLO/VOYAGER Electronic Pipettes (FW version 4.x) ( 3.97 MB )
VOYAGER Electronic Pipettes Specifications ( )
Compare INTEGRAs Electronic Pipettes ( )
Storage, Charging and Communication Options ( )
VOYAGER Application Guide ( 1.13 MB )
Laboratory integration with APIs ( )
GRIPTIPS® Selector Guide ( )
Parts and numbers
- VOYAGER Electronic Pipettes
VOYAGER Electronic Pipettes
4, 6, 8 and 12 Channel VOYAGER Pipettes
All VOYAGER pipettes come with:
- Rechargeable battery (located inside the pipette)
- 25 ml reagent reservoir SureFlo™ sample pack
- Bag of spare O-rings (300 μl and 1250 µl volume ranges only)
- O-ring removal tool (300 μl and 1250 μl volume ranges only)
- Certificate of Performance
A power supply is not included. Different charging options are available to choose from. The pipette communication module is not included.
4 Channel VOYAGER Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 10 – 300 µl 4743 50 – 1250 µl 4744
6 Channel VOYAGER Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 10 – 300 µl 4763 50 – 1250 µl 4764
8 Channel VOYAGER Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 0.5 – 12.5 µl 4721 2 – 50 µl 4726 5 – 125 µl 4722 10 – 300 µl 4723 50 – 1250 µl 4724
12 Channel VOYAGER Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 0.5 – 12.5 µl 4731 2 – 50 µl 4736 5 – 125 µl 4732
- Charging Options and Accessories
Charging Options and Accessories
Mains adapter, Charging stands, Battery, Communication module, Wall Mount
Type Part No. Wall mount for handheld pipettes, Non-charging mount for a single handheld pipette. Accommodates both manual and electronic single or multichannel pipettes. Contains a magnet and comes with an adhesive backing for flexible placement around the lab. 3205
Type Description Part No. Pipette battery Li-ion battery 4205
Type Description Part No. Pipette Communication Module For VIAFLO / VOYAGER pipette 4221
- Replacement O-Rings
O-Rings for Tip Fittings
Description Part No. 200/300 µl, replacement kit, 24/pack 100-00027-50 1000/1250 µl, replacement kit, 24/pack 100-00028-50 5000 µl, replacement kit, 10/pack 100-00029-00
Use the GripTip Selector Guide to find your pipette tips.