The introduction of the new 50 microliter head enables the VIAFLO 96/384 to uniquely offer optimised pipetting performance in five volume ranges 0.5-12.5, 2-50, 5-125, 10-300 and 50-1250 microliters.  Accommodating pipetting heads that are quickly and easily interchanged enables investment in a single VIAFLO 96/384 base unit rather than multiple units as would be required by other systems to achieve optimised performance at different pipetting volumes from 0.5 to 1250 microliters.

Good pipetting practice for any air displacement pipette recommends that you work in a volume range of 30% -100% of nominal volume because performance specifications change with decreasing volume. Additionally, working in the optimal volume range is less dependent on operator and environment conditions. This also applies to pipetting heads. Most handheld pipettes and pipetting heads are based on the same physical principle - air displacement. The smaller the sample volume relatively to the full stroke volume, the more...

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