To produce reliable experimental results, pipette tip selection should be prioritized alongside technique and pipette calibration.
This white paper provides background and criteria for evaluating and choosing pipette tips that won't adversely influence an experiment's results. From materials and manufacturing to the fit and forces required to load and eject, pipette tip quality plays a key role in application outcomes.
You don’t have to look very hard to find many papers full of ‘hints and tips’ about the importance of maintaining pipettes in good condition. It’s also easy to find guidelines on ‘correct pipetting techniques’. All of these stress the contribution that the pipette can make to maximizing the potential for success.
How do you choose the right pipette tip?
An ideal pipette tip should fit perfectly onto the pipette, remain sealed throughout the pipetting operation, eject easily without excessive force, be free of defects, be absolutely pure, and arrive with assurance of their quality.
Learn more about the proper way of choosing the right pipette tip for your expirements, tip dynamics, and the influence of pipette tips on your results.