epT.I.P.S.® LoRetention® and ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.® LoRetention® pipette tips are particularly well-suited for applications with samples that contain detergents. Detergents or detergent containing liquids lower the liquid’s surface tension. This leads to a phenomenon called “wetting”: residual liquid sticks to the tip wall and cannot be recovered. The invisible film left behind in standard tips shows a significantly high amount of valuable sample material which becomes discarded together with the tip. Particularly when it comes to sensitive PCR and real-time PCR applications or NGS library preparation, low retention surfaces can increase the reproducibility and significantly reduce the loss of expensive reagents.
The low retention property of epT.I.P.S.® LoRetention® pipette tips and ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.® LoRetention® filter tips is generated by an ultrahydrophobic, extremely homogeneous surface. It is achieved through an innovative treatment at the molecular level – the “Pearl Effect” Technology. All pipette tips are uncoated, free of additives and do not leach into the sample. Liquids containing detergents simply roll off, so that practically no liquid remains in the tip. These outstanding material properties ensure maximized sample recovery for cost saving and improved reproducibility.
- Ultra-homogenous surface for maximized reproducibility
- Ultrahydrophobic surface for minimal sample loss
- Significantly reduced foam formation during pipetting
- Extreme resistance to chemicals
- Available in PCR clean and Eppendorf Quality™, also available as ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.® in PCR clean/sterile (sterile and pyrogen-free)
- No coating