Save On Precious Samples And Expensive Reagents!
Large reagent dead volume is a serious issue in laboratories, especially when pipetting precious liquids into well plates using a multichannel pipette. Traditional reservoirs have a V-shaped bottom to minimize dead volumes. However, as the liquid level lowers, the liquid pulls apart and starts to pool. As a result one or several tips on a multichannel pipette may aspirate air. The remaining liquid in the reservoir and the pipette tips is then considered dead volume.
To solve this, INTEGRA developed reservoirs with a SureFlo™ anti-sealing array on the bottom and a unique surface treatment. The anti-sealing pattern consists of a series of tiny channels that allow the liquid to flow evenly across the bottom of the reservoir and prevent pipette tips from sealing. Pooling of liquid is prevented by a specially formulated, hydrophilic surface treatment. Additionally, the reservoir is divided, offering 5 and 10 ml volume side by side, resulting in a reservoir with the lowest possible dead volume!