Guide to choose Micropipette

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By Aanak Goswami

20th February 2023

Guide to Choose The Right Micropipette For Your Application

Are you a lab professional who spends long hours using a micropipette? Or do you manage a lab and are often asked questions about how to increase pipetting efficiency or how to guarantee accurate results? If so, choosing the right pipette type is essential for the success of your work. Not only does it guarantee the performance of your experiments, it can also help you to become more efficient.

Accumax is a leading provider of high quality laboratory solutions that understands the varying demands and requirements of life sciences and clinical laboratories. Through this blog, the company distills its extensive knowledge of liquid handling for a variety of applications into simple, easy-to-understand explanations of the key factors that need to be taken into account to guarantee reproducible results and streamlined laboratory processes. Accumax is committed to providing the best possible solutions to its customers and this blog is a valuable resource for those looking to gain a better understanding of liquid handling.

When choosing a micropipette for your application, there are several factors to consider:

1. Volume range

The volume range of a micropipette refers to the range of volumes that it can accurately measure and dispense. When choosing a micropipette, it’s important to consider the volume range that you will be working with and select a micropipette that can accommodate that range. For example, if you will be working with very small volumes, you may need a micropipette with a lower range, and vice versa.

Micropipette FAB

2. Precision

Precision refers to the degree of reproducibility of measurements. Accumax Fab Pipettes are equipped with a magnet assisted piston that gives clear difference between first and second stop without using heavier spring. This assures consistent aspiration-dispensing with extremely low pipetting force. If your application requires precise measurements, select a micropipette with high precision

precision micropipette

3. Accuracy

The accuracy of a micropipette refers to the degree to which its measurements agree with the true values. It is the difference between volume dispensed and volume set. Select a micropipette with high accuracy if your application requires accurate measurements.

4. Ease of use 

Consider the ergonomics of the micropipette and select one that is easy to use  and comfortable to hold. This is especially important if you will be using the micropipette for a long period of time. With Accumax Pipettes, you  get light and smooth plunger action for effortless pipetting due to its innovative spring and seal design which has one of the lowest plunge force. A unique shock absorbing mechanism of Accumax Pipettes provides effortless tip ejection.

ease of use micropipette

5. Compatibility 

Make sure that the micropipette you choose is compatible with the tips you will be using. Some micropipette are designed to work with a specific type of tips, so be sure to check the compatibility before making the purchase.

6. Electronic or mechanical 

Electronic micropipettes are more accurate and precise than mechanical ones, but they are also more expensive. Electronic micropipette uses digital displays and motor-driven volume adjustments. Consider your budget, the level of precision and accuracy required for your application when deciding between electronic and mechanical pipette.

electronic pipette

7. Brand and warranty

Look for a reputable brand and warranty for your micropipette. This will ensure that you are getting a quality product that is backed by the manufacturer. A good warranty will also give you peace of mind knowing that if anything goes wrong with your micropipette, it will be covered. Plus a micropipette is a long-term purchase, hence it needs to be of a higher quality.

warranty micropipette

8. Additional features 

Some micropipettes may come with additional features such as a digital display, built-in tip ejector or a volume lock feature. Consider whether these features would be useful for your application and if they are worth the additional cost.

guide to micropipette

By considering these factors while selecting the right micropipette, you can be assured that you have the right tool for your application, that will provide accurate and precise measurements, ease of use, durability and reliability.

In addition to these factors, there are few other things to keep in mind when selecting the right micropipette:

Volume resolution

This is the smallest volume increment that can be dispensed by the micropipette. If your application requires high resolution, choose a micropipette with a small volume resolution.

Volume setting

This is the smallest volume increment that can be dispensed by the micropipette. If your application requires high resolution, choose a micropipette with a small volume resolution.

Speed and ease of volume setting

Consider how easily and quickly the volume can be set on the micropipette. This can be especially important if you will be doing a lot of dispensing.


If you plan to sterilize your micropipette by autoclaving, make sure that the micropipette you choose is autoclavable.

Operating environment

Some micropipettes are designed for specific environments such as a laboratory or an industrial setting. Be sure to choose a micropipette that is suitable for your operating environment.

Calibration and maintenance

Consider the ease of calibrating and maintaining the micropipette. Some micropipettes have built-in features that make it easier to maintain and calibrate them.

At Accumax, we understand that selecting the right pipette can be a difficult task. We want to make life easier for our customers, so we have a team of trained professionals who are ready to assist them throughout the entire selection process. We are here to help make the choice easier, so you can focus on the more important things in life.

Get in touch with us for more information on pipettes and other laboratory solutions. Our experienced team is always on hand to help you find the right product for your laboratory.

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