Laboratory pipettes are used to transfer and measure out milliliters or microliters of liquid. Laboratory pipettes come in various designs and types. For instance, there’s single channel pipettes and multi channel pipettes. There are also pipettes that are made of polyethylene and glass.
Below are some of the types of laboratory pipettes commonly used in laboratories today:
Transfer pipettes are made from a single piece of plastic so it won’t break or shatter. This type of pipette is considered disposable so they are mostly used only once, reducing the possibilities of passing any infectious materials. When there is a need for a quick and safe transfer of liquids, transfer pipettes would be ideal.
Volumetric pipettes are used to transfer a specific and accurate amount of solution. Volumetric pipettes come with bulb-like expansion in the middle and a narrow tip. They are also primarily used to prepare solutions for titration and for making laboratory solutions from a base stock.
When the precise transfer of liquid is required, using electronic pipettes is your best option. Electronic pipettes are manufactured to provide ergonomic benefits in applications that require repetitive pipetting. They can also be programmed to carry out most laboratory tasks.