Pipette Tip of the Month – February
This month we have narrowed down the best pipette tip to keep your lab moving in the right direction. Having a proper pipette storage protocol in your lab can help improve your pipette’s accuracy and longevity. Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind when creating a protocol for your pipette storage:
Pipette Tip #1) Store your pipette upright.
Storing your pipette in an upright position (I.E. in a stand) will prevent any liquids that may have been sucked up into the pipette from getting any further inside and corroding the pipette
Pipette Tip #2) Store pipettes at the highest volume.
Mechanical pipettes use a spring loaded piston assembly to adjust the volume. Storing your pipette at the highest volumes reduces the stress placed on the spring and helps increase the life of your pipette.
Get more pipette tips and learn the key factors that will affect your pipetting accuracy here.