Filter Tips Bulk Packed, the Economic Choice
What are bulk filter tips?
Bulk filter tips are pipette tips with a filter, but packed in bags.
Usually 1,000 PCS/bag, or 500 PCS/bag depending on the tip volume and size.
We often refer to it as “filter tips bulk”, “filter tips bulk packed”, “filter tips bag packed”, “filter tips in bags” etc.
It’s all the same thing.
Racked Filter Tips vs Bulk Filter Tips?
In another way of saying: Filter Tips in Bags v.s. Filter Tips in Racks.
Racked filter tips come with 96 pipette tips inserted in a 96-hole rack holder inside a small box.
The filter tips inside are the same.
From a procurement point of view, filter tip bulk is the economic choice.
It can save a significant budget on products themselves and shipment costs.
Especially compared with racked filter tips.
The volume weight of racked tips is much higher because of the empty room in each rack box.
From a lab operation perspective, racked filter tips can boost experiment productivity.
Because the tips are well positioned and all ready to pipetting plunge.
It's even better as a companion for multi-channel pipettes.
What other factors to consider for bulk filter tips?
Bulk filter tips are scattered in bags.
So experimenters have to pick up and insert tips into racks before plunging a pipette.
This extra unavoidable manual procedure will cost time and labor.
So it is still a good investment to use racked filter tips:
- if the lab technicians are highly compensated in the local industry.
- if project leaders (PL) prefer research scientists to save energy for intelligent work.
- if the required testing volume is huge at scale but on a tight schedule.
It is a trade off.