Pipettes are often used in research and clinical laboratories. They work by transferring volumes of liquids from one vessel to another. Pipettes work by creating a vacuum. The vacuum helps ensure the liquid is easily held and dispensed.
Pipettes also make the sterile and accurate handling of liquids. In fields where accuracy is essential, they can help guarantee accuracy. This is especially important when they are used to test important medical samples such as blood and urine.
Pipettes also have various variants. One of the most popular is the single channel pipette. Single channel pipettes have some distinct features, including:
- Adjustable or fixed volume
- Ability to dispense liquids (from 0 to 10,000 ul volumes)
Fixed single channel pipettes won’t vary from the volume prescribed. This is because they only have one volume. Their main benefit however is users are guaranteed they won’t be able to dispense the wrong volume.
Adjustable single channel pipettes have controls that enable users to change volumes depending on what they want. Since adjustable pipettes can range from 0 to 10,000 ul, they are considered ideal for laboratory and clinical applications.
Features to Look For When Picking a Single Channel Pipette
When choosing a single channel pipette, the following are the important features to look for:
- Ease of use
- Ease of calibration
- Ergonomic design
- Minimal risk of contamination
- Compatibility with different manufacturer tips