If you are looking for a new tip to use with your Eclipse pipette, there are a few things you should know before you buy. These tips are made from durable material and are supplied in thermally sealed polyethylene bags for maximum purity. These tips are also resealable for easy storage, but be aware of the risks associated with long-term storage in the bag. This can cause warping of the tips.
When it comes to sustainability, these Eclipse Pipette Tips are designed with Earth Friendly solutions in mind. Instead of the conventional plastics used in pipettors, they're made from a carbon negative, RNase/DNase free, non-pyrogenic polyethylene bioplastic that sequesters up to 2.5x its weight in CO2. They also feature an environmentally friendly sterile process that eliminates the use of heavy metals.
To sterilize the tips in an autoclave, be sure to check that the autoclave is at least 20 pounds of pressure and use a 3-peroxide solution. If your pipette is not autoclavable, you should check the minimum pressure requirement and wrap the box with foil. The tips should be inserted into the solution to a depth of one centimeter. You should also remember to follow manufacturer instructions regarding autoclaving pipette tips.
Pipette tips are one of the biggest sources of plastic waste in research, and they use an enormous amount of resources. Pipette boxes do not even go through the blue bin system, so it's important to recycle as much as possible. For example, you can use filter pipette tip refill from manufacturers, which reduce your carbon footprint by up to 15 percent. This refill contains 63% less polypropylene than the original tip.
To sterilize pipette tips, you can use autoclaving to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Autoclaving requires a pipette with parts that can withstand the high temperatures. The autoclave process can take one to 15 hours. Once the pipette is autoclaved, you must let steam flush out the chamber. To use autoclaved tips, pipette tips should be individually wrapped in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination.
If you are working in a laboratory and are handling RNA, you might want to follow these five RNA-free tips. After all, the more RNA you handle, the more likely it will be to get degraded by the RNase enzymes. If you handle RNA improperly, it can be contaminated with saliva and sneeze. Read on for five tips to avoid making these mistakes.
RNases are ubiquitous in our environment. They're vital for molecular diagnostic tests, including the RT-PCR test for SARS CoV-2. Using contaminated pipette tips can ruin test results, so it's essential to use rnase-free pipette tips to avoid contamination. RNase contamination can also compromise the results of molecular diagnostic tests, which rely on intact SARS CoV-2 RNA.
Rainin tests its pipette tips for an array of contaminants, including RNase and PCR inhibitors. To do this, the company employs quantitative PCR to test each tip batch for contaminants that could degrade the fidelity of an RT-PCR. While many competitors claim their pipette tips are "RNase free," they fail to provide the test criteria to determine if they're truly RNase free.
Using filtered sterile pipette tips is an essential part of the lab setup. Filtered pipette tips are essential for DNA testing and avoid cross-contamination. Filtered sterile pipette tips are produced by an ISO:9001 certified facility. In addition to being sterile, DNase-free tips are useful for DNA testing and other sensitive tests. They're universally compatible and come with a rack of 96 tips. Whenever you need to fill up a rack of pipette tips, you should consider using an automatic pipette tip refill system. Tip Loader is a fully automatical pipette tip sorting device specially designed for bulk pipette tip refill.
The most common source of RNase contamination is human skin. Human skin easily absorbs the enzyme from surfaces and spreads it from one person to another. To avoid contamination, ensure that your laboratory has an RNase-free environment by wearing gloves, disinfecting your workspace regularly, and storing RNase-free tips and equipment. Furthermore, you should also clean your water using DEPC-treated water. To prevent RNase contamination, you should also use the Ambion RNaseZap to decontaminate pipettors, and keep your water and pipettor tips clean.