An Explanation of the Pipette

Pipette, also known as a pipette gun, its foreign name is pipette, is a kind of utensil for quantitatively transferring liquid. When conducting research on analytical testing, pipettes are generally used to remove small or tiny amounts of liquid, extract or add a small amount of reagent and extract supernatant to separate the precipitate.

Classification of pipette

1. According to the working principle, it can be divided into air displacement pipette and positive displacement pipette;

2. According to the number of tips that can be installed at the same time, it can be divided into single-channel pipettes and multi-channel pipettes; such as Advanced Fully Autoclave Single-Channel Fixed Pipettes, Advanced Half Autoclave Single Channel Fixed Pipettes,  Advanced Fully Autoclave Single-Channel Adjustable Pipettes, Advanced Half Autoclave 8/12 Channels Adjustable Pipettes, Standard 8/12 Channels Adjustable Pipettes, Advanced Fully Autoclave 8/12 Channels Adjustable Pipettes.

3. According to whether the scale can be adjusted, it can be divided into the fixed pipette and adjustable pipettes; such as Standard Single Channel Fixed Pipettes and Advanced Half Autoclave Single Channel Adjustable Pipettes.

4. According to the way of adjusting the scale, it can be divided into the manual pipette and electric pipette; such as Electronic Control Digital Pipettes, and Standard Single Channel Adjustable Pipettes.

5. According to the special purpose, it can be divided into full-sterilized pipettes, large-capacity pipettes, bottle-top pipettes, continuous injection pipettes, etc.

Use of pipette

For clinical diagnostic laboratories, biotechnology laboratories, pharmaceutical and chemical laboratories, environmental laboratories, food laboratories

Matters needing attention of pipette

During drip-adding, the pipette should be kept perpendicular to the top of the container, avoid tilting, do not stand on its head, do not reach into the container, and do not touch the container wall. In addition to absorbing the solution, the piping tip should not touch other utensils to avoid contamination of impurities. Do not use one tube for two purposes.

The ordinary pipette needs to be cleaned after use, while the special pipette can not be cleaned, it needs to be dedicated to the tube and put back to the original reagent bottle after use. When using, do not use the only thumb and index finger pinch, with the middle finger and ring finger clip.

Method of use

1. When using the eyedropper, squeeze the rubber nipple with your finger to expel the air from the eyedropper, then put the eyedropper into the reagent bottle, release your finger, and the reagent will be inhaled.
2. The rubber head should be kept on the upper part of the dropper after taking the liquid, and should not be laid flat or inverted to prevent the reverse flow of the solution from corroding the rubber head.
3. Drop the liquid, it should be suspended on the top of the beaker, do not touch the burning glass wall, so as to avoid contamination of the dropper or reagent pollution.
4. Do not put the dropper on the test stand or anywhere else to avoid contamination.
5. Rinse the used dropper immediately with clean water for reuse.
6. Do not use the uncleaned dropper to absorb other reagents (do not rinse the dropper on the bottle with water).

The pipette is also known as the drip pot, drip bucket, which is a medical appliance, is an important part of the infusion tube.

Advanced Half Autoclave Single-Channel Adjustable Pipettes

Pipette belongs to the penultimate structure of a disposable infusion set (from top to bottom), the function has the function of showing the drip rate and the first exhaust, some can also be used to urgently add drugs (such as strong heart medicine).

The traditional dropper is made from PVC, and the high-performance polyolefin thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) is considered to be a safer and higher-performance material for the production of Murphy’s dropper. There is now a material that does not contain DEHP and is being promoted across the country.

I. Advantages of the pipette

1. Convenience and simplicity. Drops the medicine the speed is even, reduced the stimulation to the blood vessel, and prevents the extravasation. When dropping chemotherapy drugs, if there is vasospasm, you can drop regular liquid at any time to relieve the pain, which is conducive to the smooth completion of chemotherapy;
2. The patient’s fear was alleviated. During the whole treatment process, the patient could not see the air entering the blood vessels, which improved the patient’s trust in the nursing staff.

II. Usage of dropper:
1. When normal saline is injected, no drugs are added. First, clamp the 3cm part above the buffet with hemostatic forceps, and then disinfect the side hole of the buffet.
2. Then tie the bandage at the end of the syringe to a loose knot, then hang it on the infusion rack, and make it inject into the mouffey’s dropper by natural pressure. After dripping, release the hemostatic forceps, wait for the drug to enter the blood vessel completely, and then add other conventional drugs into the bottle;
3. When a small amount of drug is injected, the required drug can be extracted from a 1 ml or 5 ml syringe and injected directly from the Mouffe dropper.

Glue head dropper for many science teachers, is simple to use, but for the new contact, or more complex, so how to use glue head dropper correctly? There are still some tips, here and you share the method, for your reference, I hope to help you learn.

Step 1: Understand the glue head dropper.
Those of you who have ever used a glue head dropper know that the glue head dropper is divided into two parts. One is the glue head on top, which is made of plastic and very elastic, and the other is made of glass, which is where the liquid comes in first.

Step 2: Hold the rubber cap.
Hold the cap tightly by hand before using it. This is to allow the air to escape from the dropper and allow the liquid to enter the dropper.

Step 3: Vertical glue head dropper.
And then you put the glue head dropper straight up, which is to make it easier for the liquid to be sucked into the tube, and you put the dropper straight up so that you can extract the liquid better.

Step 4: Place in liquid.
I’m going to put the dropper in the liquid, just be careful not to put the whole dropper in the liquid, just put half of the glass in the liquid, because it’s not going to work, try not to contaminate the original liquid.

Step 5: loosen the cap.
Then we loosen the tightly held cap so that the solution from the bottle can enter the tube so that the liquid can be easily extracted, and we have achieved our goal.

Step 6: take out the rubber head dropper.
Take the glue head dropped out of the liquid, the liquid is already in the tube, at this point just take the glue head dropper out, and then move to the liquid container to put the liquid out of the liquid, just pinch the glue head.

Maintenance of the pipette

1. If not in use, adjust the range of the pipette to the maximum scale, so that the spring is in a relaxed state to protect the spring.
2. It is best to clean the pipette gun regularly, you can use soapy water or 60% isopropanol, then clean it with distilled water, and let it dry naturally.
3. Before high-temperature disinfection, make sure that the pipette can adapt to high temperature.
3. Calibration can be carried out in an environment of 20-25 degrees by repeating the method of weighing distilled water several times.
4. When using, check whether there is any leakage.