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Disposable Pipette Tips

We manufacture all of our pipette tips using state of the art injection molding facilities and high quality virgin polypropylene. The pipette tips are produced in a Class 100,000 clean room. The production facility is certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003. The tips are certified to be RNase and DNase free.

We offer many types of pipette tips in different volumes. The most important factor when selecting pipette tips is that your results are the best that they can be. In order to produce the best pipetting results, the selection of the pipette tips is considered along with the head that will be used for those tips and the pipettor the head will be installed on. The pipettor, head, and tips form a triad that works together for the ideal solution. If you need help selecting the best pipette tips for you need, the following selection guide has information that will help you select the correct tip for your pipettor, which head to use, and what volume you should select. Or you may contact us at any time via the button above or this link, and we will be glad to provide assistance. CONTACT US To place an order: ORDERING POLICIES

EZ-Load Disposable Tips for i-Pipette and PP Pipettors

Apricot Designs offers the exclusive EZ-Load tips in a variety of formats to simplify semi-automated pipettor operation with disposable tips. When used together with an Apricot EZ-Load pipettor head, it is not necessary to use any additional tools or fixtures to load or unload tips. The EZ-Load tips simply drop directly into the head and are ready to use in seconds. This patented technology from Apricot Designs is the only system where the disposable tips do not need to be "pressed on" with excessive downward force in order to create a reliable seal. The upward clamping force onto the EZ-Load head, whether done with an easy manual lever or with a motorized clamp, will provide a simple and consistent seal which is required for the best pipetting results.

EZ-Load
EZ-Load Tips

EZ-Load Tips for Apricot Designs PP Series and i-Pipette Series Pipettors, LOW VOLUME versions. Use these tips for pipettors with 125 ul maximum volume. The EZ-Load tips are easily loaded into the following EZ-Load heads without the need for any tip-loading mechanism.

  • 096-A-01-EZL-SL Use 96 tip racks. Use with 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates. Swing Lock head.
  • 384-A-01-EZL-SL-096 Use 96 tip racks. Use with 384 channel pipettors for 96 well plates. Swing Lock Offset head.
  • 384-A-01-EZ-SL Use 384 tip racks. Use with 384 channel pipettors for 384 well plates. Swing Lock head.
Product Number Description Maximum Volume Tips per Rack Racks per Case
125-384-EZ-NS EZ-Load Non-Sterile 125 µL 384 20
125-384-EZ-S EZ-Load Sterile 125 µL 384 20
050-384-EZ-NS EZ-Load Non-Sterile 50 µL 384 20
050-384-EZ-S EZ-Load Sterile 50 µL 384 20
015-384-EZ-NS EZ-Load Non-Sterile 15 µL 384 20
015-384-EZ-S EZ-Load Sterile 15 µL 384 20
125-096-EZ-NS EZ-Load Non-Sterile 125 µL 96 40
125-096-EZ-S EZ-Load Sterile 125 µL 96 40
050-096-EZ-NS EZ-Load Non-Sterile 50 µL 96 40
050-096-EZ-S EZ-Load Sterile 50 µL 96 40
015-096-EZ-NS EZ-Load Non-Sterile 15 µL 96 40
015-096-EZ-S EZ-Load Sterile 15 µL 96 40
Strip Tips

EZ-Load "Strip Tips" for Serial Dilution for Apricot Designs PP Series and i-Pipette Series Pipettors, LOW VOLUME versions. The EZ-Load Strip Tips are easily loaded into the following EZ-Load heads without the need for any tip-loading mechanism. These tips are compatible with the following heads:

  • 096-A-01-EZL-SC for COLUMN serial dilutions. Use 8-strip tips for 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates.
  • 096-A-01-EZL-SR for ROW serial dilutions. Use 12-strip tips for 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates.
  • 384-A-01-EZL-SC for COLUMN serial dilutions. Use 16-strip tips for 384 channel pipettors for 384 well plates.
  • 384-A-01-EZL-SR for ROW serial dilutions. Use 24-strip tips for 384 channel pipettors for 384 well plates.
  • 384-A-01-EZL-096-SC OFFSET head for COLUMN serial dilutions. Use 8-strip tips for 384 channel pipettors for 96 plates.
  • 384-A-01-EZL-096-SR OFFSET head for ROW serial dilutions. Use only 12-strip tips for 384 channel pipettors for 96 plates.
  • 384-A-01-EZL-SC-13 for COLUMN serial dilutions, X2. Use TWO 16-strip tips for 384 channel pipettors for 384 well plates, one in the #1 position and one in the #13 position. This allows a replicate serial dilution to be set up across a 384 plate.
Product Number Description Tips per Strip Maximum Volume Strips per Rack Racks per Case
125-024-EZ-NS 24 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Non-Sterile. 24 125 µL 8 20
125-024-EZ-S 24 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Sterile. 24 125 µL 8 20
125-016-EZ-NS 16 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Non-Sterile. 16 125 µL 12 20
125-016-EZ-S 16 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Sterile. 16 125 µL 12 20
050-024-EZ-NS 24 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Non-Sterile. 24 50 µL 8 20
050-024-EZ-S 24 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Sterile. 24 50 µL 8 20
050-016-EZ-NS 16 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Non-Sterile. 16 50 µL 12 20
050-016-EZ-S 16 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Sterile. 16 50 µL 12 20
125-012-EZ-NS 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Non-Sterile. 12 125 µL 8 40
125-012-EZ-S 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Sterile. 12 125 µL 8 40
125-008-EZ-NS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Non-Sterile. 8 125 µL 12 40
125-008-EZ-S 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 125ul, Sterile. 8 125 µL 12 40
050-012-EZ-NS 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Non-Sterile. 12 50 µL 8 40
050-012-EZ-S 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Sterile. 12 50 µL 8 40
050-008-EZ-NS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Non-Sterile. 8 50 µL 12 40
050-008-EZ-S 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 50ul, Sterile. 8 50 µL 12 40

tips 550ul

EZ-Load Tips for Apricot Designs PP Series and i-Pipette Series Pipettors, HIGH VOLUME versions. Use these tips for pipettors with 500. 550 or 1000 ul maximum volume. The EZ-Load tips are easily loaded into the following EZ-Load heads without the need for any tip-loading mechanism. These tips are compatible with the following heads:

  • 096-A-01-EZL-SL-550 EZ-LOAD Swinglock, use with 250 or 550 µL tips.
  • 096-A-01-EZL-SL-1000 EZ-LOAD Swinglock, use with 1000 µL tips.
  • 096-A-01-EZL-550-024-RF 24 position EZ-LOAD Swinglock for use with the Corning HTS Transwell 24 well system. Use 550 tips loaded manually to the provided Tip Collar.
  • 096-A-01 Tip loader mechanism is required for older-style non-EZ-Load heads.
  • 550-A-01N Tip loader mechanism is required for older-style non-EZ-Load heads.
  • 125-A-05-55-41DN Tip loader mechanism is required for older-style non-EZ-Load heads.
Product Number Description Maximum Volume Tips per Rack Racks per Case
250-096-EZ-NS Non-Sterile 250 µL 96 40
250-096-EZ-S Sterile 250 µL 96 40
250-096-EZ-FS Filter Tip, Sterile 200 µL 96 40
550-096-EZ-NS Non-Sterile 550 µL 96 40
550-096-EZ-S Sterile 550 µL 96 40
550-096-EZ-FS Filter Tip, Sterile 400 µL 96 40
1000-096-EZ-NS Non-Sterile 1000 µL 96 40
1000-096-EZ-S Sterile 1000 µL 96 40
1000-096-EZ-FS Filter Tip, Sterile 850 µL 96 40
Strip Tips

High Volume "Strip Tips" for Serial Dilution for Apricot Designs PP Series and i-Pipette Series Pipettors. These Strip Tips are easily loaded into the following EZ-Load heads without the need for any tip-loading mechanism. These tips are compatible with the following head series for PP pipettors:

  • 096-A-01-EZL-550-SC for COLUMN serial dilutions with i-Pipette or PP. Use with 250 or 550 ul 8-strip tips for 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates.
  • 096-A-01-EZL-550-SR for ROW serial dilutions for PP only. Use with 250 or 550 µL 12-strip tips for 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates.
  • 096-A-01-EZL-1000-SC for COLUMN serial dilutions with i-Pipette or PP. Use with 1000 µL 8-strip tips for 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates.
  • 096-A-01-EZL-1000-SR for ROW serial dilutions for PP only. Use with 1000 µL 12-strip tips for 96 channel pipettors for 96 well plates.
Product Number Description Tips per Strip Maximum Volume Strips per Rack Racks per Case
250-008-EZ-NS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Non-Sterile. 8 250 µL 12 40
250-008-EZ-S 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Sterile. 8 250 µL 12 40
250-008-EZ-FS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Filter Tip, Sterile . 8 200 µL 12 40
550-008-EZ-NS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 550ul, Non-Sterile. 8 550 µL 12 40
550-008-EZ-S 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 550ul, Sterile. 8 550 µL 12 40
550-008-EZ-FS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 550ul, Filter Tip, Sterile . 8 400 µL 12 40
1000-008-EZ-NS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Non-Sterile. 8 1000 µL 12 40
1000-008-EZ-S 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Sterile. 8 1000 µL 12 40
1000-008-EZ-FS 8 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Filter Tip, Sterile . 8 850 µL 12 40
250-012-EZ-NS 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Non-Sterile. 12 250 µL 8 40
250-012-EZ-S 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Sterile. 12 250 µL 8 40
250-012-EZ-FS (coming soon) 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul,Filter Tip, Sterile. 12 200 µL 8 40
550-012-EZ-NS 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 550ul, Non-Sterile. 12 550 µL 8 40
550-012-EZ-S 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 550ul, Sterile. 12 550 µL 8 40
550-012-EZ-FS (coming soon) 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 550ul, Filter Tip, Sterile. 12 350 µL 8 40
1000-012-EZ-NS 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Non-Sterile. 12 1000 µL 8 40
1000-012-EZ-S 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Sterile. 12 1000 µL 8 40
1000-012-EZ-FS (coming soon) 12 Channel Strip Tips, EZ-Load, 250ul, Filter Tip, Sterile. 12 (pending) 8 40

ESP Disposable Pipette Tips (Patented in USA, Worldwide Patented) for TPS Pipettors

Apricot Designs has introduced proprietary technology known as the Externally Sealed Pipette tips. The external multiple flexible seal rings require little insertion/ejection force for loading/unloading of tips. By design, it eliminates the need for expensive options for liquid handlers that need to handle 384 tips such as pressurized tip-loading mechanisms and the use of O-rings.  This innovative approach greatly enhances seal integrity, system reliability and performance and at the same time reduces cost of maintenance.

For the TPS-series the ESP tips are automatically loaded and unloaded on the pipetting head. No manual loader is required providing simpler operation and allowing for extended walkaway automation with disposable tips.

ESP tips are available in 125 µL, 50 and 15 µL versions. We also custom design and manufacture pipette tips for your particular application.

esp tips

ESP Tips for Apricot Designs TPS Series Pipettors. The TPS pipettor will automatically load and unload the correct number of tips required for the programmed operation. These tips are compatible with the following head series for TPS pipettors:

  • TPS24-A-01-ESP for TPS-24. Used for 24-channel single-row pipetting or 16-channel single-column pipetting for 384 well plates.
  • TPS24-A-01-ESP-12 Offset head for TPS-24. Used for 12-channel single-row pipetting or 8-channel single-column pipetting for 96 well plates.
  • TPS384-A-01-ESP for TPS-384. Used for 384-channel pipetting to 384 well plates.
  • TPS384-A-01-ESP-SC for TPS-384. Used for 16-channel single column serial dilution pipetting to 384 well plates.
  • TPS384-A-01-ESP-SR for TPS-384. Used for 24-channel single row serial dilution pipetting to 384 well plates.
  • TPS384-A-01-096ESP Offset Head for TPS-384. Used for 96-channel pipetting to 96 well plates.
  • TPS384-A-01-096ESP-SC Offset Head for TPS-384. Used for 8-channel single column serial dilution pipetting to 96 well plates.
  • TPS384-A-01-096ESP-SR Offset Head for TPS-384. Used for 12-channel single row serial dilution pipetting to 96 well plates.

 

Product Number Description Maximum Volume Tips per Rack Racks per Case
125-384-AL-NS ESP Non-Sterile 125 µL 384 20
125-384-AL-S ESP Sterile 125 µL 384 20
050-384-AL-NS ESP Non-Sterile 50 µL 384 20
050-384-AL-S ESP Sterile 50 µL 384 20
015-384-AL-NS ESP Non-Sterile 15 µL 384 20
015-384-AL-S ESP Sterile 15 µL 384 20

High Volume Disposable Pipette Tips for TPS Pipettors

Apricot Designs manufactures disposable traditional-style high volume pipette tips for Apricot pipettors. We design and manufacture 250, 550 and 1000 µl disposable pipette tips made of premium research grade polypropylene. These ultrathin-wall tips offer high performance at a reasonable price.

  • Highly hydrophobic -- minimum fluid retention
  • Thin wall at tip end -- increases accuracy
  • Small size at tip end -- ideal for 384 and 96-well labware
  • Sterilization -- autoclavable to 120C
  • High quality -- stringent manufacturing standards
  • Uniquely packaged -- racks individually wrapped and sealer for cleanliness and ease of handling
  • Space-Saving Packaging -- new (2012) nested stack-packing reduces storage space

The Apricot Designs High Volume tips are available in "AL" (Auto Load) packaging SBS microplate footprint standard that uses a high-strength box that is compatible with robotic automation for tip box replacement on TPS pipettors. The "AL" packaging also features a space-saving stacking design.

550 Tips

High Volume Tips for Apricot Designs Pipettors "AL" Packaging (Auto Load). The High Volume tips are compatible with the following heads for the TPS-96 or TPS-384 pipettor.

  • 096-A-01
  • 550-A-01N
  • 125-A-05-55-41DN
Product Number Description Maximum Volume Tips per Rack Racks per Case
250-096-AL-NS Non-Sterile 250 µL 96 40
250-096-AL-S Sterile 250 µL 96 40
250-096-AL-FS Filter Tip, Sterile 200 µL 96 40
550-096-AL-NS Non-Sterile 550 µL 96 40
550-096-AL-S Sterile 550 µL 96 40
550-096-AL-FS Filter Tip, Sterile 400 µL 96 40
1000-096-AL-NS Non-Sterile 1000 µL 96 40
1000-096-AL-S Sterile 1000 µL 96 40
1000-096-AL-FS Filter Tip, Sterile 850 µL 96 40