Table of Specialty Pipettors
Table of Specialty Pipette Tips

Specialty pipette tips are like the high-performance tires on a formula-one race car. While most people would imagine that fuel injectors, turbochargers, or transmissions are the fundamental elements of an advanced racing machine, few people consider the importance of tires, when in fact, according to authorities on racing, the whole purpose behind the design of an automobile is to create an environment where the tires contact the pavement. This might seem like the tail wagging the dog, but in the final analysis, it's the tires, perhaps the least sophisticated component of the vehicle, that demand the greatest attention.

Pipette tips are the tires on a pipettor. You might have the best pipettor that money can buy, with a digital display, active memory, and 10 different operation modes, but if you're using the wrong pipette tip to deliver the sample, it's the...

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