VIAFLO—Lightweight Electronic Pipettes from INTEGRA

Do your pipette tips ever loosen, leak or fall off? This is a common issue in laboratories, caused by the use of universal pipette tips. Such tips require “hammering on” which stretches the shape of the pipette tip rim. The stretched pipette tip rim immediately starts moving back to its original shape and away from the tip cone. This can cause leaking, misaligned tips and even pipette tips that completely fall off the pipette!

That is why INTEGRA designed the pipettes and GripTips in combination, resulting in a perfectly matched pipetting system. GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a secure connection. GripTips never fall off and are always perfectly aligned, resulting in superior accuracy and precision results.

How it Works

Solving many issues of traditional manual pipetting, VIAFLO electronic pipettes excel in terms of ergonomics, ease of use and productivity:

GripTip System

GRIPTIPS are always securely 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!

1) Lobes
2) O-ring seal
3) Rim snaps over the lobes
4) Shoulder

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. That means, the tip is either on or off, but nothing in between.

Convenient Operation and Navigation

The Touch Wheel is a quick and ergonomic way to modify pipetting parameters. Instead of repeatedly pushing buttons or twisting fingers to modify volumes, you simply slide your finger over the wheel.

The full color screen provides full text menus (in multiple languages) and displays pipetting protocols without abbreviations, making VIAFLO pipettes particularly easy to understand and intuitive to use.

Various Pipetting Modes

VIAFLO pipettes feature 10 preset pipetting programs, for which only a few parameters such as volume and speed need to be defined.

For more elaborate pipetting protocols, up to 40 user defined custom programs can be created. The custom program is a step-based setup queuing liquid handling steps such as aspirate, dispense, mix and more.

If connected to the VIALINK Pipette Management Software, also complex custom programs can be quickly created and stored in a library on the computer.

1) Currently active pipetting mode
2) Next pipetting step is marked
3) Aspiration volume
4) Other parameters such as speed