Dr Martin Bartas, a researcher in the department, explained: “We are using the 12 channel VOYAGER pipette to perform DNA and protein extractions, making it possible to carry out quick and easy transfers between 96 well qPCR or microtitration plates and 1.5 ml microtubes. We also use the pipette to rapidly fill qPCR plates with master mix preparations, streamlining the whole pipetting process.”
Transferring samples between different labware formats was previously very challenging for the team, but the VOYAGER pipette has allowed them to rapidly adjust tip spacings and pipette a single 96 well qPCR plate in less than 15 minutes, compared to nearly an hour with a single channel pipette. “We are now able to pipette significantly more qPCR plates per hour using the VOYAGER, because it saves so much time. On top of this, we are also seeing smaller deviations between technical replicates, giving us peace of mind and reassurance that our results are extremely accurate and reliable,” Martin concluded.
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