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Manual Pipetting of 384-Well Plates Made Easy

Users can now tackle entire columns and rows of a 384-well plate in one single step.

by Eppendorf
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eppendorfOnce throughput increases and sample volumes decrease, users face a dilemma. The so-called “alternate well pipetting method,” which uses 8- and 12- channel pipettes to fill 384-well plates, demands intense concentration; furthermore, it is time-consuming and carries a high risk of error. 

With their 16- and 24- channels, the new mechanical multichannel pipettes Eppendorf Research plus and the new electronic multichannel pipettes Eppendorf Xplorer plus can now tackle entire columns and rows of a 384-well plate in one single step. Up to 24 reactions may thus be started and stopped simultaneously. An entire plate can be managed manually within the space of a minute. In this way, the user will save time while improving the reproducibility of their results. 

The Eppendorf epT.I.P.S.® 384 and ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.® 384 systems offer users the utmost in security and comfort. The unique SOFTattach technology utilizes elastic forming grooves that contribute to a perfect tip fit as well as a perfect seal. Tip attachment forces are thus reduced by up to an additional 40% per tip. The system’s extremely fine tip shape and perfect coaxiality makes maneuvering samples into the tiny wells of a 384-well plate secure and as easy as pie. With these innovations, the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept® has once again achieved a significant leap forward, and improved the ergonomics and comfort of the pipetting experience even under conditions of increased throughput.

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