Difference between Conductive Tips and Pipette Tips

Conductive tips and Pipette tips are indispensable experimental instruments in biological research, and they are also widely for experiments. Both are basically made of polypropylene plastic, has chemically inert, and have a wide temperature range. Here are more detailed differences between the two:

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Difference definition between Conductive Tips and Pipette Tips:

  • Conductive tips can be for TECAN automatic enzyme-free workstations and automatic sampling systems, mainly for liquid distribution and transfer
  • People use pipette tips together with pipettes when in use, and these are mainly for various pipetting scenarios.
  • Because in the laboratory, pipetting liquid is the basic operation of all experiments, so the pipette and its matching tips are the most commonly used consumable products in the laboratory.

Difference classification between Conductive Tips and Pipette Tips:

Conductive tips:

Divided into Tecan 1000uL tips or Hamilton tips, and produced in a sterile electron beam, made of pp material in a high-level purification environment, without protease, heat source, etc.

Pipette tips:

  • Standard tip: The most common type of tip, and the most widely used tip. If there are no special requirements, standard tips can generally meet most pipetting needs.
  • Low adsorption tip: There are residues inside the tip, no matter what experiment you do, it will cause certain errors in the results.
  • If this error is within an acceptable range, you can still choose an ordinary soldering iron tip to use.
  • A filter tip is a consumable item to avoid cross-contamination and has a filter element at the top of the tip.
  • Aspirate the sample using filter tips, so that the sample cannot enter the pipette interior, thereby protecting the pipette parts from contamination and corrosion,

Difference usage between Conductive Tips and Pipette Tips:

Difference between Conductive Tips and Pipette Tips

Conductive Tips usage:

  • Mainly used in clinical testing, pharmaceuticals, life science research, animal and plant inspection, quarantine research, etc.
  • And also used in TECAN automatic ELISA workstations and automatic sample loading systems, mainly used for liquid distribution and transfer, etc.

Pipette tips usage:

  • Usually used to isolate the virus in the sample during the virus detection process, and will not cause the virus to spread through the pipette;
  • Suitable for all contamination-sensitive molecular biology applications, the filter barrier prevents the sample from being carried away from the pipette, thereby preventing PCR contamination;
  • Also, ideal for PCR amplification applications and pipetting of radioactive and aerosol samples.

Tips for Pipette tip installation:

  • For a single-channel pipette, the end of the pipette is inserted vertically into the tip
  • And tightened by lightly pressing left and right;
  • For a multi-channel pipette, align the pipette with the tip, insert it obliquely, shake it back and forth gently, and tighten it;
  • Do not bump the pipette repeatedly to ensure the airtightness of the tip.
  • Assembling the tip in this way for a long time will cause the pipette parts to loosen due to the strong impact and even get stuck.

There are also introduces about the use of PCR plates, the PCR plate volume, etc.