Eppendorf Announces Move It® Adjustable Spacing Pipettes
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With Move It®, Eppendorf AG has announced the market entry for Adjustable Spacing Pipettes, which they have redefined from scratch, in response to customer requests for an efficient and safe solution for synchronous pipetting of a series of samples between different vessel formats, such as between tubes and plates. The operating time compared to the use of single-channel pipettes is thus significantly reduced. What is unique about the new Move It is that it offers this solution without any tubing connections between cone and piston-cylinder system. This achievement can offer many advantages in terms of performance: fewer moving, often fragile parts increase precision and durability. Autoclavability is also enabled, which additionally increases user and sample-safety.
In practice, single channel pipettes have been used to transfer individual samples from one vessel format to another. This is an inefficient type of tedious and error-prone routine work. When loading 384-well microplates, for example, it requires concentrated back and forth pipetting up to 384 times. Move It aims to significantly accelerate and simplify the workflow when frequent format changes are required.
"Our product engineers have developed a special design concept for a well-balanced and ergonomic pipette," explains Business Manager Peter Schmidt. " Further, the manual adjustment of the tip distance with the adjustment knob makes it possible to maintain this relaxed-ergonomic hand position even during format change".