How to hold a pipette

In pipetting, the angle at which a pipette is held can be crucial in ensuring good results and accuracy. It is always best to keep the pipette held at the same angle for as many pipetting steps as possible.

The more consistent the researcher is, the more precise their results will be. Ideally, the angle at which the pipette is held should not be lower than 20 degrees.

When pipetting extremely low volumes, such as 30 µl or less, the pipette should be as straight as possible. While it does not always seem to be the most comfortable way to pipette, this can incrementally improve results and accuracy.

How to use a pipette: Pipetting angle

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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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