In the past, scientists were restricted to use single channel pipettes when transferring samples between labware of different formats. Such single transfers as gel loading, tube to plate transfers or 96-well to 384-well plate reformatting are tedious and an error prone tasks.
VOYAGER II multichannel pipettes have been designed to address this problem specifically. It is the first and only automatic adjustable tip spacing pipette on the market. Using a VOYAGER II you can transfer multiple samples at once in the blink of an eye. Moreover, by reducing transfer steps, VOYAGER II helps you prevent pipetting errors and repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
How it works
VOYAGER II pipettes feature a unique motorized tip spacing, enabling parallel transfer of multiple samples between labware of different sizes and formats. The tip spacing can be changed by a simple push of a button.
ELECTRONICALLY ADJUSTABLE TIP SPACING
VOYAGER II pipettes allow the tip spacing to expand anywhere between 4.5 mm and 33 mm at the push of a button.
The motorized tip spacing offers many advantages over manual tip spacing adjustments:
· Single handed operation leaves the other hand free to handle labware.
· On the fly access to up to 3 user-defined tip spacings.
· These user defined tip spacings are saved. No need to memorize spacings of different labware formats.
GRIPTIP PIPETTE TIPS WHICH NEVER LEAK OR FALL OFF
INTUITIVE OPERATION AND NAVIGATION
The Touch Wheel interface offers a quick and ergonomic way to modify pipetting parameters. It enables you to browse through menus, change pipetting volumes and speeds or other settings. Changing a dispense volume has never been so fast and easy!
The full color screen provides full text menus and displays pipetting protocols without abbreviations, making INTEGRA's pipettes particularly easy to understand and intuitive to use.
VARIOUS PIPETTING MODES
For the most common liquid handling tasks 10 preset pipetting programs are available, in which only basic parameters need to be defined.
For more elaborate pipetting protocols, up to 40 user defined custom programs can be created.
1) CURRENTLY ACTIVE PIPETTING MODE
2) NEXT PIPETTING STEP IS MARKED
3) ASPIRATION VOLUME
4) OTHER PARAMETERS SUCH AS SPEED
If connected to the VIALINK PIPETTE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, even complex custom programs can be quickly created and stored in a library on the computer.
GEL LOADING Easily aspirate 8 or 12 samples from a 96 well PCR plate (9 mm spacing) and dispense to 4.5 mm spacing gel lanes.
PLATE REFORMATTING Transferring samples between plates of different formats
TRANSFERS FROM TUBES TO PLATES Sample transfers from tube racks to microplates
CELL SEEDING Transferring cells and media
SCREENING APPLICATIONS AND GENOTYPING
QRT-PCR ASSAY SETUP USING A VOYAGER Pipetting 64 samples in triplicate for two genes of interest (GOI) in under 10 minutes!