System brings low-cost, automated pipetting to the lab
At the beginning of December, the pipette industry got its first guided pipetting system as Hamilton Company’s Laboratory and Sensor Products Division released the Microlab 300 series pipettor. The new pipettor aims to bring automated liquid handling into the hands of laboratory technicians at a low cost and without complex programming.
“The innovative design of the Microlab 300 series pipettor replaces three to four manual or electronic pipettes with one device. Users can dispense between 0.5 to 1000 µL without needing to exchange pipettes,” says Jason March, marketing director of the Laboratory and Sensor Products Division. “The Microlab 300 achieves this range with just one probe and two tip sizes, instead of the three pipette sizes and three tip sizes typically required.”
This lightweight, hand-held device enables laboratories to achieve excellent quality assurance through reproducible and traceable methods, and to reduce sample preparation time by eliminating inefficient steps, the company adds.
Accuracy is another main aspect of the MicroLab 300, which meets GLP/GMP, RoHS, 21 CFR Part 11, and ISO-8655 regulations.
“One of the core benefits of the Microlab 300 is its ability to improve pipetting accuracy through standard and customizable Liquid Classes,” says Hamilton product manager Devon Bateman. “Technicians can establish pipetting speeds and delays easily for any fluid, giving them the power to successfully pipette the most challenging liquids.”
The system’s software is another unique feature, going beyond pre-programmed pipetting operations for common techniques, like reverse pipetting and aliquoting, and allowing technicians to easily create, save, and execute pipetting applications from start to finish, the company says.
For more information, visit www.hamiltoncompany.com/microlab300