ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. Filter Tips - The ultimate protection of pipette and sample against unintentional and unnoticed contamination by aerosols, drops and splashes More information
ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. filter tips are filter tips with a two-phase filter for contamination protection. The two filter layers made of flexible, hydrophobic material, fit perfectly in the tip cone and retain practically 100 % of all aerosols1) and biomolecules. This filtering effect is achieved using various, well-defined pore sizes. The layer facing the sample provides protection from drops, splashes and aerosols. The layer facing the pipette cone functions as a second barrier from contamination, and dependably binds biomolecules. A defined air passage rate ensures full sample recovery and the customary quick pipetting.
1) An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in air or another gas.
Scientifically Proven - No filter protects better than ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.!
Filter tips from various manufacturers were tested in a blind trial at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM) in Hanover, Germany. Testing focused on the prevention of pipette cone contamination by aerosols. Filter effect with regard to salt aerosols and biomolecules (DNA fragments) was examined. Quantitative determination of DNA fragments was performed using real-time PCR.
The results indicate that ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. are much better at protecting against aerosols than other commercially available filter tips.