Application Note: Benefits of an Ergonomic and Electronic Pipette for RT-PCR
Do you ever pipet a couple of hours at a time? In long pipetting series your hand and thumb get tired which has an impact on your pipetting precision. Read this application note to learn how ergonomic pipettes and especially electronic pipettes reduce mechanical workload for your hand and improve your results. The reduction in operating force also reduces the risk of developing repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What makes an ergonomic pipette?
- Ergonomic design of a pipette has many aspects, but most recognizable feature is the lightness of handling as in low weight of the pipette and low operating forces and especially the lightness of tip ejection. Additional aspects are a large finger hook and good handle design, large display, and ease to clean and disassemble.
2. What makes an electronic pipette ergonomically better?
- Electronic pipettes are controlled with a push of the button, so they don’t need delicate thumb movements to dispense precisely or much force. Mechanical pipette tip ejection is the most force demanding action with a pipette and that is why electronic tip ejection reduces the overall workload significantly. An electronic pipette’s additional pipetting modes, such as multi-dispensing, speed up laboratory work, especially when filling multiwell plates with multi-channel pipettes, further reducing workload.