LabConsumer recently invited a local representative of the Rainin Instrument Company to our office, giving our staff the opportunity to test drive Rainin's unique ShaftGard 10 ml FinePoint pipette tips. These tips allow for full immersion into 0.5 to 2.0 ml microcentrifuge and PCR tubes and are manufactured with several features designed to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination and ensure repeatability. ShaftGard tips are compatible with Pipetman P-2 and P-10 pipettes, as well as Rainin Pipet-Plus Latch-Mode R-2, R-10, and EDP electronic pipettes.

The tips slipped easily onto the Rainin P-2 and the R-10 pipettes. Our test drivers noticed the increased length and narrow design of the ShaftGard tips, designed to provide easier access to centrifuge and PCR tubes.

For drivers concerned with safety, the most important feature of the ShaftGard tips is that they completely cover the pipettor shaft and metal tip ejector, ensuring that only the tip comes...

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