Adjustable Tip Spacing Pipette Improves Productivity & Reproducibility
INTEGRA reports on a new technical note produced by Analytik Jena ( that compares the performance of the INTEGRA VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing multichannel pipette with a manual single channel pipette for performing real-time PCR experiments.
As reaction components for real-time PCR experiments come in a range of different labware 
formats, scientists traditionally have used single channel pipettes to prepare the reaction mixes. 
Unfortunately preparing and transferring samples one by one is not only error prone but also very 
time consuming.
In this technical note the authors compare the results from using an 8-channel VOYAGER pipette 
and a conventional single channel pipette to prepare eight samples of extracted human gDNA in 
twelve replicates for real-time PCR. Real-Time amplification of the SRY-gene was performed by 
using innuMIX qPCR MasterMix SyGreen and qTOWER3 system.
In undertaking these experiments, Analytik Jena researchers found that the unique electronically 
adjustable tip facility on the VOYAGER not only generated time savings of up to 80% from minimising the number of required manual handling steps but also improved pipetting reproducibility and reduced pipetting errors.
INTEGRA VOYAGER pipettes feature motorised tip spacing, enabling parallel transfer of multiple 
samples between labware of different sizes. Tip spacing can be changed by the simple push of a 
button, no manual adjustments or two handed operations are needed. This not only boosts your 
pipetting productivity, but also reduces the risk of developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI). The 
VOYAGER variable tip spacing pipettes are available in 4, 6, 8 and 12 channel versions and 
expand anywhere from 4.5 mm to 32.5 mm. This provides access to a wide range of labware 
formats such as microplates, tube racks or gel boxes. This makes the VOYAGER pipette an ideal 
companion for a wide variety of Genomic, Proteomic and Cell Culture applications.