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#1 torte

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:01 PM

Hi,
what is your experience with micropipette brands? Which one was the best and which one would you never ever buy again? Thank for your help - we are going to buy a new one :lol:

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:08 PM

Eppendorf (Research) is a good one according to me and also Finnipipette from thermo is very easy and robust to use.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:16 AM

Eppendorf

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:09 AM

I'm an outlier, I think, but I like the Rainin LTS pipets.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:26 AM

All our lab uses Gilson, we think they're the best.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:46 AM

LOVE RAININ LTS!!!

It's just so easy to handle and accurate as well.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:54 AM

Hi,
what is your experience with micropipette brands? Which one was the best and which one would you never ever buy again? Thank for your help - we are going to buy a new one ;)


we use both Eppendorf and Gilson

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for you answers ;) Do you use tips recommended by the brand or any universal tips, e.g. Ambion tips? Thanks

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:36 AM

i use eppendorf reference pipettes, gilson and rainin have comparable quality and reliability but i don't like the feel of them in my hand (also eppendorf research).

for tips we buy the best quality universal tips we can find for a decent price (right now i'm using usa scientific tip one, denville also has good tips, maybe better than usa scientific).

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:08 AM

The best brand is Eppendorf. Try the Research Plus pippetes and you will see that it does not have a competition.
Ergonomics is the key factor here.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

We use Rainin pipettes in our lab. They are okay but I do like Eppendorf ones better.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:40 PM

We use axygen universal tips!!!
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:27 PM

Not sure where you are from, but I have just had several different sorts of pipettes to try out for our lab as we were buying two new sets.

One girl was dead set on Eppendorf pipettes, wouldn't use anything else but at $400 each...... We eventually got them at a good price, so she got what she wanted and they are good, but the small one doesn't fit our Axygen filter tips, we have to buy the Eppendorf ones :(

I am a big fan of Gilsons and since they are no longer under patent anymore, we ended up getting some Gilson rip-offs from Axygen (Axypet) at just over $200 each.

Finn pipettes are good, particularly for students I think, although they feel a bit plasticy. They are quite durable and easy to use. Price-wise they can be just as expensive as an Eppendorf though, depending on what sort of deals you can do with your sales rep.

DON'T buy the CAPP Ecopipette. Another postdoc bought them last year because they were cheap and they are terrible to use and constantly need calibrating.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:13 PM

In my previous lab, we had different suppliers, most of the technicans prefer gilson or eppendorf based on their good ergonomics. – One of my postdocs has his personal set of a dozen eppendorfs – he denies everything else – even the tips must be original, if possible, these fancy eppendorf ones where you don’t lose half of your sample molecules stuck to the plastic surface.
Not exactly the cheap stuff, but as long as the results make us happy, the bills are signed…

You know, when performing experiments worth a few hundred bucks a shot, don’t save the penny on crappy tips, it’s not worth it…

I would suggest: Test the pipettes on your own to find the best one, it’s a personal decision.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

I have always liked the Rainin LTS. They are soft and smooth, which is nice for my crippled old hands. :P I have found that the regular Gilsons make my wrists click and get sore if I use them for long periods of time.

I did try a pipetter with a release button on the side. I liked them, but left that lab shortly after I got them so I don't know if they held up to use. They were spendy. I don't remember what brand they were. (sorry if that's not helpful.)
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