2013 Pipettes Survey Results

View some of the results from our latest pipettes product survey.

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The most common errors our readers experience with their pipettes, based on our latest survey, include:

Human errors 27%
Viscosity reduces accuracy 16%
Liquids stick to tip 15%
Immersed tips carry over liquid 13%
Surface tension reduces accuracy 10%
Pipettes take up more liquid 7%
Liquids evaporate 4%
Other 4%
Liquid temperature 3%

The types of pipettes our readers are using or planning to purchase for their labs:

  Using Planning to Purchase
Manual: single-channel 28% 4%
Manual: multi-channel 16% 2%
Manual: fixed volume 11% 2%
Electronic: single-channel 8% 3%
Electronic: multi-channel 7% 2%
Electronic: fixed volume 1% 1%
Repeater 12% 2%
Other 1% 0%

The frequency of fume hood inspections in respondents' labs:

Annually 49%
Quarterly 15%
Every six months 15%
Monthly 11%
Every two years or more 4%
Not applicable 2%
Don't Know 6%

The amount of time individuals in our readers’ labs spend per day working with their pipettes:

Less than 1 hour 29%
1 - 2 hours 29%
2 - 3 hours 17%
Over 3 hours 26%

For more information on pipettes, including useful articles and a list of manufacturers, visit www.labmanager.com/pipettes

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2013/2014 Product Resource Guide Magazine Issue Cover
2013/2014 Product Resource Guide

Published: August 9, 2013

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