The Microlab 600 is a highly precise syringe pump with a graphical user interface designed to quickly and easily dilute and dispense liquids. This positive displacement system provides better than 99% accuracy, independent of a liquid's viscosity, vapor pressure and temperature. The inert fluid path minimizes sample carry over and improves compatibility with harsh chemicals.
Where is the Microlab 600 used?
Every laboratory has tasks that are too small to automate and too large to reliably accomplish by hand. The Microlab 600 is a semi-automated liquid handler designed specifically for these in-between applications. The Microlab 600 increases throughput and consistency while reducing cost and wasted buffer. Common industries utilizing the Microlab 600 for sample and standard preparations include forensics, environmental analysis, mining, manufacturing and many more.
PTFE Tube vs. Disposable Tip
For most applications the PTFE Tube Diluter is the preferred choice because positive displacement ensures expectational accuracy without technique variability. The unique design flushes the tubing between samples so carry-over is not an issue even for applications like trace metals analysis. However, some applications like PCR are more sensitive to carry-over while other applications like forensics have more regulatory scrutiny making disposable tips the best option.