Pipettes And Pipettors
Pipettes and pipettors are essential components of experiments and are commonly found in laboratories. A pipette is a precision-calibrated glass or clear plastic tube that holds the exact volume or liquid specified. A pipettor is a pipetting aid or pipette controller that allows you to easily draw samples into a pipette while reducing contamination risk, hand fatigue, and stress during long working hours.
Difference Between Pipettes And Pipettors
To be more specific, a pipette is a tube (made of plastic or glass), such as the classic serological pipettes. On the other hand, a “pipettor” is a device that simplifies liquid suction, dispensing, and holding. They are two distinct tools that should not be confused with one another. They do, however, collaborate to make aspirating and dispensing tasks easier.
Benefits Of Pipettes And Pipettors
Pipettes and pipettors are both important laboratory tools for dispensing measured volumes of liquids. Pipettes typically work by creating a partial vacuum above the liquid-holding chamber and selectively releasing this vacuum to draw up and dispense the desired volume. This is true if they are not used with a pipettor. When used with a pipettor, the pipettor does the suction and dispensing. They are available in a variety of designs, including manual pipettors and electronic ones. All of them are designed for efficiency when working with various plates, tubes, and dishes. Manufacturers continue to introduce new and more efficient pipettes and pipettors for a variety of experimental and cell culture applications.