Filter Pipette Tips, ABD® Liquid Handling
What are filter tips used for?
Pipette tip with filter is a common type of micropipette tip.
We insert a special filter below the pipetting endpoint position.
The aerosol barrier tips with the filter functions to avoid sample contamination.
And it protects pipettes endpoint from being tangible from each reagent sample.
Filtered vs Unfiltered Pipette Tips?
If your lab budget allows, we always recommend using filter pipette tips.
The tiny filters will protect pipettes. A good pipette can cost several hundreds to over one thousand dollars.
So it’s a good investment and insurance for your precious pipettes.
Sometimes it's also good for lab novices in early training.
ABD® design universal pipette tips, so it's the idea molecular bioproducts tips.
For use cases with non-corrosive, non-contaminating reagents, unfiltered pipette tips are OK.
But for PCR testing for coronavirus during this pandemic, please use filtered tips. PCR applications need high precision, and scientists recommend it. It also helps us stay safe from the hidden virus.
Can you autoclave filter tips?
Short answer: No.
Autoclave will soak the filters and affect pipetting,
i.e. the air absorb and release.
In other words, the tips become useless after autoclave. So don’t do this.
Though empty tips without filter is autoclavable because tips materials is polypropylene.
The good news here, we manufacture all ABD® filter tips in a cleanroom.
And we sterilize tips before dispatch.
With sterile pipette tips at hands, there is no need to autoclave again.
So you are all set!
For filter tips price of each spec, connect sales representative for pipette tips cost quotation.