Date: April 27, 1998
Author: Katharine Miller
Repetitive Pipetters Survey Results
In today's fast-paced, competitive world of biomedical research there is growing demand for products that increase sample throughput, either through automation or by operator efficiency. Manufacturers of experimental equipment have responded by constantly redesigning and refining their instruments, incorporating the latest technological advances with consumer input. Even the simplest, most ubiquitous laboratory tools, such as the pipetter, have undergone this evolution. As discussed in previous articles, not only are many different styles of the typical single-channel mechanical pipetter available, but various multichannel and electronic models have been developed as well--each of which can contribute dramatically to productivity and throughput. In this current installment we consider yet another permutation of the liquid delivery system: the "repetitive" pipetter.

The Jencons Repette
The primary function of the repetitive pipetter is evident in its name: it is designed to repetitively dispense a...

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