Apricot Designs - i-Pipette

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Personal Pipettor

The i-Pipette pipettors offer high-performance multichannel 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. The microprocessor-controlled, high-speed pipetting mechanism provides accurate and precise pipetting of microliter volumes of samples into 96 or 384-well microplates. 
The i-Pipette is controlled by a new Apple-registered app running on an iPod Touch. The pipettor app provides a convenient and easy-to-use interface that is familiar to the common user interfaces in use today. The iPod Touch can operate the i-Pipette even while it is separated from the pipettor, for example allowing the operator to run a pipettor inside a hood from the outside. 
  1. i-Pipette models use manual operation by the user to lock the pipettor head and to raise and lower the plate elevator. 
  2. i-Pipette Pro models offer motorized head locking and elevator operation for increased automation capability. 
An optional 2-Plate Shuttle accessory provides even faster operation by allowing the ability to set up both a source and destination plate. The user can quickly perform an aspirate and dispense operation by moving each plate into position under the head in succession. Also optional is an indexing version of the 2-Plate Shuttle that has a positioning knob and a machined set of notches that more easily allows the user to position a plate for serial dilution operation by column. When more hands-off au tomation is desired a Motorized 2-Plate indexing Shuttle is available for i-Pipette Pro Models.  
The i-Pipette is an exciting new product that will be a benefit for any laboratory that needs to routinely perform pipetting operations onto microplates. Until now, the capabilities of an automated 96-channel pipettor have required price investments that are out of reach for many labs. With the i-Pipette, now you can have the benefits of multichannel pipetting at an easy price point. The i- Pipette is based on proven automated pipetting engineering from Apricot Designs. Apricot Designs has been continuously developing, improving and offering multichannel pipettors for more than two decades. Apricot Designs has always focused on flexible, affordable, compact, versatile, easy to use, and reliable solutions for the lab. This expertise has been focused on bringing automation capabilities within reach of every lab. The i-Pipette is also the perfect solution for laboratories with larger multifunctional automated liquid handling platforms for situations when a quicker and easier system is needed to perform basic operations without the need for excessive training and method programming. 
The i-Pipette uses Apricot Designs’ unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. The user can clamp the pipetting head in a manner of seconds using a simple lever for the basic series or via push-button control for the pro series, allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand. For the most flexibility, the i-Pipette allows manual indexing of the pipetting head for accessing 384-well plates with a 96-channel version or for accessing 96-well plates with a 384-channel version (with 96-channel head), and also uses manual indexing for serial dilutions by row or column.
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Features of i-Pipette
  • With an i-Pipette 96 model quickly and easily perform a 96 channel pipetting method into all wells of a 96-well plate in one operation, or 384 at once with the i-Pipette 384 model. 
  • Performs 12 times faster than an 8-channel handheld pipettor; pipette to all 96 wells without having to replace tips 12 times. 
  • Reduce the tedium and potential repetitive motion injuries that come with multiple hand-held pipettings with an 8-channel pipettor. 
  • Flexible design for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96 and 384-well microplates. 
  • 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. 
  • Economical and simple 1-position deck provides low capital investment and smallest footprint. 
  • Optional 2-position shuttle offers expanded hands-off capability. 
  • Easily controlled through a simple interface on the iPod Touch; requires minimal operator training and no external computer is necessary. 
  • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods. 
  • Includes manual indexing plate to allow work with 96 or 384 plates (use indexer to work with 384 plates on 96-channel pipettor or to work with 96 plates on 384-channel pipettor).
General Specifications
Depth 14 in
Height19.5 in
Width 9 in
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ
Weight44 lbs
Dispensing Volume Range0.5 to 125 μL
Pipette Accuracy+/- 2% at 1 ul (96-125/384 version) +/- 2% at 10 ul (96-500 version)
Pipette Precision<3% CV at 1 ul (96-125/384 version) <3% CV at 5 ul (96-500 version)

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