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Automation Tips Compatible with Qiagen QIAgility 

Fluotics manufactures a complete selection of automation tips compatible with the Qiagen QIAgility liquid handler. Our automation tips are directly interchangeable with their QIAgility automation tip counterpart. For further information, please visit our Resources page where you can find our complete Product Catalog, an Instrument Compatibility Chart, and Product Specifications for choosing the right tip for your Qiagen QIAgility

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QIAGEN QIAGILITY AUTOMATION TIPS – SELECTION

Fluotics offers 96 format Qiagen QIAgility compatible robotic pipette tips in two tip volumes, with or without filters. Both  tip types are guaranteed to access plate densities ranging from 96 to 384 wells. 

Specifically, we offer the following pipette tip types with their corresponding volume ranges:

Fluotics’ tips compatible with Qiagen QIAgility P50 automation tip | 50 µL working volume, 8 x 12 tip array (96 format)

Fluotics’ tips compatible with Qiagen QIAgility P200 automation tip | 200 µL working volume, 8 x 12 tip array (96 format)

 

COMPATIBILITY

Fluotics designs its Qiagen automation tips for maximum compatibility with the QIAgility robotic liquid handlers. We expect our compatible pipet tips to be directly interchangeable with the original Qiagen tips. A separate labware definition is unnecessary when using our automation tips. Similarly, the end user does not need to modify their existing automation control software protocols.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

QUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Our goal is complete assurance and confidence in the quality of Fluotics’ Qiagen QIAgility 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 (Freedom Evo) and workstation components such as Te-Stacks. 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 Qiagen QIAgility compatible 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’ Qiagen QIAgility 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.

Publications describing Fluotics’ pipette tips are available in our Library.

 

QUANTITIES

Our Qiagen QIAgility compatible automation tips are packaged in case quantities of 24 racks per case. Each rack has 96 tips for a total of 2304 tips/case . Custom packaging and tip formats are available upon request. Please contact us at [email protected]