Courtesy of VistaLab Technologies

Mt. Kisco, NY-based VistaLab http://www.vistalab.com is bringing ergonomics to the high-throughput laboratory. Like its single-channel predecessor, the new, fully motorized Ovation BioNatural 12-channel pipettes are designed to place the user's hand, arm, and elbow in the proper ergonomic position.

Company president Richard Scordato points out that standard multichannel pipettes, both manual and electronic, require a great deal of force for tip acquisition and ejection. To mitigate this problem, the Ovation pipettes use a patented tip-acquisition system that clicks to indicate when the tips have been seated properly. Tips are ejected with the push of a button. "There's virtually no ejection force whatsoever," Scordato says.

The pipettes use a rechargeable battery, feature replaceable nozzles, and are self-standing to eliminate cross-contamination. "People who work under laminar flow hoods love them because they're really worried about contamination, putting a pipette down and touching something," says Scordato.

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