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Fluotics Automation Tips

Compatible with Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage

Fluotics manufactures a complete selection of 384 automation tips compatible with the Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage liquid handlers. Our automation tips are directly interchangeable with their Hamilton automation tip counterpart. For further information, please visit our Resources page where you can find our complete Product Catalog for choosing the right tip for your Hamilton Microlab Star or Vantage.

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HAMILTON MICROLAB STAR AND VANTAGE AUTOMATION TIPS – SELECTION

Fluotics offers a complete selection of 384 Multiprobe Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible robotic pipette tips. Available in 50 uL volume, in non-sterile, sterile, filter/sterile, clear/conductive and quadrant fill options. Our pipette tips encompass all 384 well formats, giving you the flexibility to access plate densities ranging from 384 to 1536 wells. Specifically, we offer the following pipette tip types with their corresponding volume ranges:

 

COMPATIBILITY

Fluotics designs its Hamilton automation tips for optimal usage with the Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage robotic liquid handlers. We expect our Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible pipet tips to be directly interchangeable with the original 384 MultiProbe pipet tip. A separate labware definition is not necessary when using our Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible automation tips. Similarly, the end user does not need to modify their existing automation control software protocols. 

QUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Our goal is complete assurance and confidence in the quality of Fluotics’ Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible automation tips.

To this end our pipette tips are manufactured within a highly controlled environment using sophisticated production processes. Our automation pipette tips begin with careful design, testing and validation of molds using advanced tooling techniques. Production processes are fully integrated with multiple quality control steps at each stage. Each tip not only undergoes automated machine vision inspection for straightness and uniformity, but also functional performance checks of each tip lot.

Functional performance is tested on the identical instruments that our customers use and include standalone instruments (Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep) and workstation (e.g. Agilent Biocel) components such as VStacks. Performance testing includes accuracy and precision testing (% coefficient of variation, CV) for each lot using ANSI/SBS standard microwell plates. Additional functional testing includes (but is not limited to):

– Tip capacity

– Tip liquid level and retention (using H2O, EtOH, and DMSO)

– Tip liquid residual quantification

– Tip loading and unloading

– Tip length (physical and effective)

– Tip curvature (high density microwell plate access)

Common concerns such as static buildup are also addressed during the production processes where rigorous anti-static measures are implemented. By applying these strict quality control procedures, the tightest dimensional and performance tolerances are achieved allowing us to guarantee consistently accurate and precise pipetting

 

GUARANTEE

When you choose Fluotics, we know your decision is more than a financial one. It’s also an implicit trust in us and our products. Consequently, our aim is to provide you with the best experience imaginable. When you purchase Fluotics’ products they are always fully and unconditionally guaranteed to perform to your expectations. 

 

MATERIALS

Fluotics produces its Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible 384 MultiProbe head automation tips from the highest grade virgin polypropylene available. We use ultra-polishing techniques with our pipet tips to ensure low liquid retention without the use of releasing agents or other additives which have been shown to be problematic in certain assays (John Watson et al., 2009). 

 

APPLICATIONS

From simple liquid transfers to complex multi-step assay protocols, Fluotics’ Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible robotic tips are used in an array of liquid handling protocols. Our automation tips are used daily worldwide by scientists to perform compound management, lead discovery, assay development, next generation sequencing (NGS), and other important functions.

Whether the application is plate to plate transfer, single tip hit picking or serial dilution you can have full confidence that Fluotics’ tips will consistently meet and exceed expectations.

Some publications describing Fluotics’ pipette tips are available in our Library.

 

QUANTITIES

Our Hamilton Microlab Star and Vantage compatible automation tips are packaged in case quantities of 20 or 40 nested tip boxes per case.  Custom packaging and tip formats are available upon request. Please contact us at info@fluotics.com

 

*DISCLAIMER

Fluotics independently manufactures its robotic automation tips to be compatible with the original manufacturer’s robotic liquid handling instruments: These include but are not limited to: Agilent VPrep and Bravo, Beckman Biomek iSeries, FX/NX and Multimek, Analytik Jena Cybi Well and Cybio Felix, Dynamic Devices Oasis and Lynx, Hamilton MicroLab Star, PerkinElmer Janus and Evolution P3, MGI Tech MGISP-960, Tecan Freedom Evo and Fluent, and Qiagen QIAgility. Fluotics is not affiliated with these instrument manufacturers.