When are Multi Channel Pipettes Used?

Various types of pipettes are available in the market today. Among the different types, the multi channel pipette is considered the most popular. Pipettes are small devices used to transfer liquids from one container to another. Multi channel pipettes are either made of plastic or glass.

Pipettes are used to contain or transfer a certain volume of liquid. This process is considered an important process in most laboratories. Understandably, laboratory work will require precision so a pipette is used to guarantee accuracy. Remember that the smallest deviation might lead to inaccurate results.

When using a single channel pipette, filling up a PCR plate will require several steps. To shorten the process, laboratory experts chose to use multi channel pipettes instead. Below are some of the instances where a multi channel pipette is recommended:

To make the process easier.

Understandably, using multi channel pipettes can make the process of filling up a PCR plate relatively easier (and quicker). Unlike single channel pipettes, you won’t have to go through several steps and complete the process in a shorter time.

Reduce hand strain.

Aside from speeding up the process and making it easier, multi channel pipettes can also minimize hand strain. Most modern multi channel pipettes also come with an ergonomic design. This allows the hands of the users to relax. With a multi channel pipette, injuries that are caused by repetitive use are also avoided.

Ensure accuracy.

Multi channel pipettes allow users to run several pipetting steps in just one sitting without compromising the precision of the liquid volume. Accuracy is very important when setting up a 96 well PCR plate. Multi channel pipettes can also minimize human error and repetition.