Life scientists spend a lot of time pipetting and require more productive tools. INTEGRA turned its attention to innovative research in this niche market after realizing that few companies specialized purely in this type of liquid handling. It has engaged with customers through its direct sales group which has enabled it to properly understand the pain points that laboratories experience.
INTEGRA can bring innovative liquid handling products to the market year after year as a result of direct feedback from this close communication. Its pipettes are seemingly simple but are continually evolving in response to customer requests as well as changing workflows which demand ever-more efficient liquid handling.
Trouble-Free Tip Pick Up
One of the early innovations was GripTips, a novel tip-pipette interface. It eliminates pick-up inconsistencies and failures that result in misalignment across a multichannel pipette. It also prevents leakage and tips falling off. Many multichannel pipettes require excessive force to load tips across all channels which are often accompanied by hand-tightening to ensure a secure fit which can be time-consuming.
Conversely, GripTips feature a simple snap-on design which attaches the tip to any INTEGRA pipette effortlessly and securely. This ensures that the tip is perfectly sealed and aligned without the need for additional manipulation.
VOYAGER electronic multichannel pipettes offer automatic adjustment of tip spacing at the touch of a button.
GripTips feature a simple snap-on design that securely and effortlessly attaches the tip to any INTEGRA pipette
INTEGRA developed VOYAGER, the only electronic multichannel pipette, because scientists need a more flexible pipetting solution. VOYAGER offers automatic adjustment of tip spacing at the touch of a button.
Parallel transfer of samples is facilitated by a single-handed, push-button adjustment tip spacing mechanism. As a result, transferring samples from tubes to plates or 96- to 384- well formats can be performed easily which increases speed and throughput.
EVOLVE manual pipettes feature three number lock dials that can be adjusted to the required volume quickly and easily.
VOYAGER electronic multichannel pipettes offering automatic adjustment of tip spacing at the touch of a button
Quick Set Dials for Manual Pipetting
Manual pipettes remain popular despite the growing market for electronic pipettes. Therefore, there is a demand for innovation in manual devices as well. A single rotating plunger is traditionally used to set the pipetting volumes which makes frequent adjustment time-consuming and tedious especially when there are large volumes involved.
INTEGRA designed the EVOLVE manual pipette to overcome this problem. The three lock dials are quick and easy to adjust to the required volume.
Pipetting robots automate repetitive processes, for example reformatting, serial dilutions and set-up of assay plates.
EVOLVE manual pipettes, features three number lock dials that are quickly and easily adjusted to the required volume
Automation Can Assist
It is important to consider ergonomics. INTEGRA launched the compact ASSIST and ASSIST PLUS pipetting robots which can automate repetitive processes for example reformatting, serial dilutions and set-up of assay plates. The ASSIST and ASSIST PLUS are intuitive to use and utilize INTEGRA’s electronic multichannel pipettes to deliver flexible, reproducible and error-free pipetting at a price that is affordable.
New applications can be accessed easily by swapping to a different INTEGRA pipette. This ensures that systems will never become obsolete and the pipettes can still be used manually when required.
Innovation does not stand still and this is just the tip of the iceberg. INTEGRA continues to use its knowledge of the market and customer feedback as the basis for future developments aimed at addressing unmet needs. Providing the perfect liquid handling tools means that laboratory staff are free to focus on the science.
Pipetting robots automate repetitive processes, such as serial dilutions, reformatting, and set-up of assay plates
INTEGRA provides innovative solutions for Liquid Handling and Media Preparation applications which serve the needs of their customers in research, diagnostics and quality control laboratories.
Their instruments and plastic consumables are developed and manufactured in Zizers, Switzerland and Hudson, NH USA. In order to remain close to their customers, they maintain a direct sales and support organization in North America, the UK, France and Germany, as well as a network of over 100 highly trained distribution partners worldwide.
In recent years they have focused on developing a new and technologically advanced range of handheld electronic pipettes which are simple to use and meet the ergonomic needs of their customers.
Today they are proud to offer the widest range of electronic pipettes in the market spanning a range from single channel pipettes up to 384 channel bench-top instruments.
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