Apricot Designs - PP 96 M Series

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The i-Pipette Pro series offers high-performance pipetting for the lowest investment, bringing multichannel pipetting into reach for any laboratory.

These 96 or 384 channel high performance pipettors are ideal for low-volume or high-volume multichannel microplate pipetting and for serial dilution applications. Three models are available: The i-PP96-500 for working with higher volumes, the i-PP96-125 for lower volumes and the i-PP384 for low volumes with full 384 channel capability. The microprocessor-controlled pipetting mechanism provides accurate and precise pipetting of microliter volumes of samples into 96 or 384-well microplates. The high-speed pipetting system provides short processing times by delivering liquids through up to 96 or 384 channels simultaneously with precise volume control.          
The Personal Pipettor (PP) is a popular series of affordable liquid handling systems with the versatility and reliability required for today’s demanding laboratory environment. The PP series offers the majority of automated features that many laboratories need at a reasonable price, making it possible for each technician to truly have their own “personal” pipettor.         
The PP-M series uses Apricot Designs’ unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably-priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. The PP-M electronically clamps the pipetting heads in a manner of seconds, allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand. It will automatically index the pipetting head via software programming if necessary for accessing 384-well plates with a 96-channel version or 1536-well plates with a 384-channel version.
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Features of PP 96 M Series
  • Flexible design for for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96 and 384-well microplates and can also be used for serial dilutions by row or column.         
  • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other Apricot pipettors.         
  • 5-position deck with wash station allows walkaway reformatting of 4x96 to 1x384 or 1x384 to 4x96.         
  • Intuitive graphical user interface via serial interface control via laptop/PC.         
  • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods.         


  • PP-96L-M model: Low-volume version with 125 ul pipetting channels for optimal pipetting as low as 0.5 ul.         
  • PP-96H-M model: High-volume version with 550 ul pipetting channels for up to 550 ul pipetting.         
  • PP-96H-H model: High-volume version with 550 ul pipetting channels with extended height.         
  • Fixed tip heads with 8, 12 and 96 channels.         
  • Disposable tip heads with 8, 12 or 96 channels for Apricot 550 tips or Biomek® FX tips.         
  • Tip washing system with recirculating pump.         
  • Optional Bluetooth wireless control for serial connection to computer.         

Automation          The open deck design makes it easy to use robotics to supply labware to the PP series. It can be integrated as part of an automation workcell by combining it with laboratory automation software and robotics from Apricot’s partner company Biosero, Inc.         


  • Plate replication         
  • Plate reformatting         
  • Reagent addition         
  • Compound addition         
  • Serial dilution (by row or column)
General Specifications
Depth 19 in
Maximum Dispensing Volume550 μL (H version)
Height23.5 in
Width 28 in
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Weight98 lbs
Dispensing TypeMulti-channel
Additional Specifications

Dispensing Precision         
<3% CV at 1 ul (L version) <3% CV at 5 ul (H version)         
Dispensing Accuracy         
+/- 3% at 1 ul (L version) +/- 3% at 10 ul (H version)         
0.1 ul (L version) 1 ul (H version)         
Pipette Volume         
0.5 - 125 ul (L version) 1-550 ul (H version)

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