In today’s research environment, attention on pipettes no longer focuses exclusively on precision and accuracy; instead, user-friendly operating features, which reduce strain during pipetting, have moved into the foreground. Therefore, ergonomics plays an important role for the user. Primarily mentioned aspects are the weight of the pipette and the forces required during use. Included in the handling force are, among others, the force required for attachment and securing as well as ejection of the pipette tip. The new mechanical pipettes of the pipette family Eppendorf Research plus have demonstrated optimal performance in all those areas.
Research plus pipettes are easy to clean and maintain. Hence, routine maintenance can be easily performed by the user, saving valuable time. Readjustment of the pipette for liquids whose physical properties differ significantly from those of water is also easy and safe to perform. This Application Note demonstrates the special features of maintaining and cleaning Research plus pipettes and provides detailed information on changing the pipette‘s adjustment.
The Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept, with its 3 sheres, encompasses a holistic ergonomic principle that creates healthy working conditions in the laboratory. Each of these spheres has stringent ergonomic requirements that directly involve the work processes of users. Herein, the ergonomic requirements of each sphere are described in detail.
An ergonomic pipette does not focus on just one specific feature but rather all aspects of the pipette relating to physical, cognitive and organizational ergonomics.