The Role of Pipette Tips in Achieving the Best Pipetting Performance
Today’s laboratory consumables business is largely driven by price, and pipette tips are no exception. A laboratory might invest in high quality pipettes, carefully evaluating them against several criteria, such as pipetting performance, ergonomics, ease of use, and the fluency of cleaning and maintenance procedures.
This article reports the results of pipette performance testing using different pipette tips, including tips from pipette manufacturers and those from so-called universal tip manufacturers. The results show that careful attention should be paid when selecting tips in order to ensure high quality pipetting results – all tips do not perform equally.