Moving multiple samples from one labware format to another as individual transfers is both a tedious and an error prone task.
INTEGRA VOYAGER pipettes feature motorized tip spacing, enabling parallel transfer of multiple samples between labware of different sizes. Tip spacing can be changed by the simple push of a button, no manual adjustments or two handed operations are needed. This not only boosts your pipetting productivity, but also reduces the risk of developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI).
The VOYAGER variable tip spacing pipettes are available in 4, 6, 8 and 12 channel versions and expand anywhere from 4.5 mm to 32.5 mm. This provides access to a wide range of labware formats such as microplates, tube racks or gel boxes. This makes the VOYAGER pipette an ideal companion for a wide variety of Genomic, Proteomic and Cell Culture applications.
Simultaneously increase productivity and decrease transcription errors
The VOYAGER pipette significantly increases productivity by allowing users to transfer multiple samples simultaneously. This also greatly reduces transcription errors as the number of transfers is minimized. The adjacent chart clearly highlights the productivity gains. For example, 96 samples can be transferred from a 1.5 ml tube to a 96 well plate in one minute using a 12 channel VOYAGER pipette. Compare this to the ten minutes it requires to transfer 96 samples using a single channel pipette.
GripTips snap on
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, away from the tip cone. This can cause leaking, misaligned tips and even pipette tips that completely fall off the pipette!
This will never happen with any VOYAGER electronic pipette / GripTip combination. Featuring a low attachment force and a low ejection force, GripTips effortlessly snap onto the tip fittings and are easily ejected. Also, GripTips feature a high lateral resistance once attached to the VOYAGER pipettes. This means 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!
Versatile User Interface
Same as all INTEGRA electronic pipettes; VOYAGER pipettes feature a color screen and proven touch wheel user interface for quick and comprehensive menu navigation. Simply by moving a finger over the touch wheel, menus and settings can be accessed. All menus are spelled out on the clear to read screen making memorizing abbreviations unnecessary.
A choice of ten predefined pipetting modes provides users with convenient solutions for the most common liquid handling tasks. Standard pipetting routines, such as repeat dispensing, can be executed with minimal set up time.
For more elaborate pipetting routines, up to 20 personalized custom programs can be created and saved. Custom programs can contain up to 98 individual steps based upon the following basic operations: Aspirate, Dispense, Mix, Purge, Prompt and Tip Spacing.