If you're trying to reuse micropipette tips, you may want to know how to clean them thoroughly. Pipettes are commonly reusable after being sterilized in an autoclave, but if you want to reuse them more than once, you'll need to know how to clean them properly. In addition to cleaning them in distilled water, you should also make sure that they're completely dry after each use. In addition to cleaning them thoroughly, you should avoid using any chemicals or other reagents to clean them.
The first step in cleaning your pipettes is to wipe off all surfaces that have come into contact with the liquid. This will prevent any bacterial, viral, or fungus infections from affecting the results. For the most thorough cleaning, use a detergent solution, 95% ethanol, or 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Once the tip is dry, you can disinfect it using DEPC-treated water or the RNase-Away Surface Decontaminates by Thermo Scientific. Finally, clean your pipettes by exposing them to ultraviolet radiation to inactivate mycoplasma, viruses, and bacteria. Always keep your pipettes lubricated.
One of the most common problems with pipettes is that they are contaminated with fluids that are too diluted to be aspirated. This can happen when the tips are used, or even when the pipette is flipped upside down. In addition, some aerosols can enter the tip, which can lead to cross-contamination of multiple samples. For this reason, it's best to use a pipette tip washer that can process 4 racks at a time. By cleaning them in this way, you'll eliminate many of the problems associated with micropipette care.
After using a micropipette, you should clean it with detergent and distilled water. For proteins, you should use deconex(r) 12 Basic, 3% hydrogen peroxide, and distilled water. Afterwards, air-dry it at 600C. For nucleic acids, you can boil the pipettes in buffers for 10 minutes before cleaning. After washing, you should lubricate them with water and alcohol.
To clean a micropipette, you should use distilled water and a detergent solution. For other pipettes, a detergent solution should be used. For electronic pipettes, you can use a mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide and distilled water. If you're using a micropipette with a manual attachment, you can wash it in an autoclave.
If you're trying to clean your micropipette tips manually, you'll need to be careful to keep it sterile. Using distilled water will ensure that the tip is completely free of contaminants. If you're using a disposable pipette, you should also use a detergent. The chemical will remove the dirt from the tip. It will also keep the pipettes from absorbing RNA, which can harm your sample.
You can also use a detergent solution to clean micropipettes. This will remove any harmful bacteria or viruses. After this, it's important to use a detergent solution to disinfect your pipettes. A disinfectant will help eliminate the risk of contamination. A disinfectant will kill 99.99% of the microorganisms and other contaminants in your samples. So, if you're not sure about what chemicals to use, you can always check the manual and read the instructions.
Besides detergent solutions, pipettes should also be cleaned using a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. However, these chemical solutions aren't the only option for cleaning your micropipettes. You can also reuse the tip boxes for other lab supplies. You can even recycle them after you're finished using them for a certain application. If you're not concerned about the cost of the tip box, you can reuse them for other purposes.
If you're looking for a fast, easy, and effective way to clean micropipette tips, you can opt for an automated micropipette tip washer. These machines work by ejecting the tips into racks after use. These racks are then placed into a TipNovus. The TipNovus machine can process four or more racks every ten to twelve minutes, and one rack every six minutes. Compared to the old method, the automated system can cleanse up to twenty racks in an hour.