Future of Automated Pipetting

Future of Automated Pipetting


Manual pipetting have long been used by researchers and scientists to perform various experiments. In most cases, this involves manually pipetting small volumes, sometimes as low as 1 µl. Many researchers are turning to automation for their pipetting needs due to the increased workload, smaller sample sizes, and the increased demand for accuracy.

For small applications and limited volumes, hand pipetting is preferable. To ease the strain on technicians and minimize the risk of introducing errors due to fatigue, semi-automatic and electronic options can be integrated as tasks progress. Choosing, utilizing, and validating an automated liquid handling system should be based on the applications it will be used for if a fully automated solution is needed. Choosing an instrument based on its general specifications should be second to choosing one based on the specifications relevant to your application.


Time to Lose the Manual Pipetting


Have you ever struggled with time-consuming pipetting techniques that impede your progress instead of improving it? You can eliminate bottlenecks in your workflow by automating parts of it. Automating steps will make a big difference.

Automating doesn’t have to be a hassle or difficult. Is there a way to cut down on the number of hours you spend manually pipetting? Currently, most applications take about 1 to 5 hours, not including redos and errors.

Introducing automation into your lab, you can improve its efficiency, reliability, and repeatability.

Overcoming Challenges with the I.DOT

In hand pipetting, it is challenging to reproduce the same results consistently, and the results vary from scientist to scientist. Tasks become difficult to accomplish quickly due to this time-consuming process. Waste of reagents is a loss of precious resources by incorporating a low volume non-contact liquid handler, like the I.DOT, accuracy will greatly improve, as well as consistent throughput. The I.DOT has a low dead volume but can also miniaturize to help you save on reagents and will also reduce the cost of pipette tips. The I.DOT has an easy-to-use software that enables you to set up protocols quickly and run them without requiring you to be an automation expert.

Manual Pipetting VS I.DOT


To learn more about how the I.DOT works, watch a demo video or download our brochure for more information.

You might also be interested in our webinar: Optimizing Single-cell RNA-Sequencing Workflows We will highlight an optimized workflow for preparing high-quality, sequencer-ready RNA libraries from up to 96 individual cells per batch in 4.5 hours.

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Author: Julie DiRosa, Product Marketing Manager

DISPENDIX is a global leader in liquid handling technologies bringing unmatched technology with high precision and accuracy.  Low volume dispensing solutions for Genomics and Proteomics, Drug Discovery, and NGS applications.


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