Performance of Low Retention GripTips from INTEGRA

Lydiane Saucède, PhD

Abstract

Accuracy and precision are of key importance in many pipetting applications. It has been demonstrated on several occasions: best results are obtained by following the recommended pipetting techniques and working with an optimized pipetting system in which tips and pipettes have been designed to perfectly fit together.

In this context, the nature of the pipetted liquid and its intrinsic physicochemical properties should not be neglected. If standard tips made out of polypropylene provide ideal accuracy, precision and liquid recovery when pipetting water, these results may be significantly different when handling other substances.