There are many advantages to reusing pipette tips. For one, you can reuse them for many experiments. These tips are typically made from glass or recycled plastic, and can be washed to prevent contamination. If you are concerned about contamination, however, you can buy washers and re-use them. Reusing pipette tips is a great way to cut down on waste and increase the efficiency of your experiments.
Many industrial laboratories cycle through thousands of pipette tips daily. Sadly, this wasteful process is inefficient and causes environmental damage. In addition, pipette tips are extremely costly to buy, and most of them are never used again. In fact, a single tip can cost as much as $1,500! So, reusing your tips can save you money and protect the environment. Using a tip re-use system is an economical and environmentally conscious way to cut down on waste and improve your lab's efficiency.
A tip cleaning system can help your lab reduce the number of disposables it uses. A tip cleaning system can help disinfect unused pipettes while drying them. This prevents the possibility of contamination. TipNovus' patented cleaning and drying technology can help medical labs reduce their COVID-19 supply shortage. When you use a TipNovus, you can reuse pipette tips for up to 10 times. Whenever you need to fill up a rack of pipette tips, you should consider using an automatic pipette tip refill system. These products are designed to minimize waste, including unused tip boxes. This economical solution will fit into standard pipettor boxes. The tips come in sizes of 10, 200, 300, and 1000 ul. In addition, they are made of 100% polypropylene and have low retention. They are biocompatible and will last for many years to come. When you need a replacement tip, you can use a disposable tip. Tip Loader is a fully automatical pipette tip sorting device specially designed for bulk pipette tip refill.
The best method to sterilize pipette tips is to use autoclave to kill most bacteria. This is the safest method, and it has a high success rate. But autoclaving tips should be limited to 5 times, because the process is time-consuming and expensive. If you do not sterilize them, you could end up wasting more money. So, if you're still worried about contamination, consider purchasing new pipette tips.
Using Grenova products to reuse pipette tips has helped laboratories reduce their plastic pipette waste by over 90%, resulting in significant cost savings and fewer environmental impacts. Other methods of pipette tip reuse include using distilled water instead of pipette tips. This method is particularly helpful for small labs, as distilled water is a good source of drinking water. Besides, it can reduce medical plastic waste and save laboratories money.
While most laboratory researchers believe that second-hand pipete tips should be replaced immediately, there are many benefits to reusing pipette tips. For example, it reduces the need for replacement during electrophoresis. Reusing pipette tips may improve the speed of work by ensuring that one uses one single tube for multiple dilutions. Furthermore, this option could also be beneficial for scientists in third-world countries.
If you are planning to conduct a cellular assay, you may want to invest in a specialized pipette. BioLOGIX's 10ul Pipette Tips are designed with low adhesion and injection moulding to prevent sample carryover and to optimize sample yield. This type of tip can be autoclaved for sterilization. It is ideal for sensitive quality control, quantitative analysis, and clinical assays. They also provide accurate sample discharge.
Designed for use with 0.5-10ml pipettes, 10ul filter tips are compatible with most leading brands. The ultra-high-density polyethylene filter, which is free of chemical additives, prevents aerosols from passing through the tip. The length and pore size of the filter tip also prevent aerosols from reaching the pipette shaft. These pipette tips feature consistent reliability and are easy to open with a plastic tear strip. In addition, they are certified to be free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, and pyrogens.