Trouble-free tip pick-up
An early innovation was the development of a novel tip-pipette interface that eliminates the pick-up inconsistencies and failures that lead to misalignment across a multichannel pipette, leakage or even tips falling off. With many multichannel interface designs, excessive force is required to load tips across all channels, often accompanied by time-consuming hand-tightening to guarantee a secure fit. In contrast, GripTip pipette tips feature a simple snap-on design that securely and effortlessly attaches the tip to any INTEGRA pipette, ensuring it is perfectly aligned and sealed, without any additional manipulation. GripTips are also available in ECO Racks which contain 60 % less plastic than alternative racks.
Reformatting made easy
Tired of transferring samples between different plate formats one at a time? Scientists need a more flexible pipetting solution, and so INTEGRA developed VOYAGER, the only electronic multichannel pipette offering automatic adjustment of tip spacing at the touch of a button. Single-handed, push-button adjustment of tip spacing allows parallel transfer of samples – from tubes to plates or 96- to 384-well formats – to be performed with ease, increasing speed and throughput.
Quick set dials for manual pipetting
The market for electronic pipettes is continually growing, but manual pipettes remain popular and here too there is a demand for innovation. Traditionally, a single rotating plunger is used to set the pipetting volumes, an approach that makes frequent adjustment tedious and time consuming, particularly when large volume changes are required. To overcome this pain point, INTEGRA designed the EVOLVE manual pipette, which features three number lock dials that are quickly and easily adjusted to the required volume.
Automation can ASSIST
Ergonomics is an important consideration, and INTEGRA launched its compact ASSIST and ASSIST PLUS pipetting robots to automate repetitive processes, such as serial dilutions, reformatting and set-up of assay plates. Intuitive to use, ASSIST/ASSIST PLUS pipetting robots use INTEGRA’s electronic multichannel pipettes to deliver flexible, reproducible and error-free pipetting at an affordable price. New applications are accessed simply by swapping to a different INTEGRA pipette, ensuring the systems will never become obsolete, and the pipettes can still be used manually when desired.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Innovation does not stand still and INTEGRA continues to use its knowledge of the market and customer feedback as the basis for future developments to address unmet needs. By providing the perfect liquid handling tools, we leave laboratory staff free to focus on what they do best – science.