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Can you use a pipette at liquid nitrogen temperatures?

Yes is the answer. There are special purpose pipettes available from Camlab that can be frozen down to -196°C.

Made from transparent inert, low intensity polyethylene. There are two types available, 0.5ml and 1.3ml.

Main Features:

  • Shatter-proof, reduces risk of contamination and safety hazards from broken glass as with many standard pipettes.
  • These LDPE plastic pipettes are made of non-toxic unbreakable plastic
  • Disposable pasteur pipettes feature convenient single piece construction, eliminating need to match up compatible bulbs and pipettes
  • Inert to most common acids and biological liquids
  • Can be refrigerated, frozen or used with liquid nitrogen
  • Low affinity surface; reduces cell and protein loss
  • Disposable plastic droppers produce drops of uniform size
  • Pipettes are autoclavable
  • Temperature range for use: -196°C – 90°C
  • Can be sterilized via (EtO) gas sterilization

Camlab also have a huge range of transfer pipettes within the range including the New Extra Long pipette

Click TRANSFER PIPETTES to view these online or call 01954 233100 if you have a specific requirement.

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