What to Consider When Moving to Electronic Pipettes

What to Consider When Moving to Electronic Pipettes

In this article, we will review the advantages and disadvantages you should consider before using a set of electronic pipettes.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider while moving to electronic pipettes. In this article, we will review the advantages and disadvantages you should consider before using a set of electronic pipettes in your laboratory setting. Read on to learn more!

Accuracy and Precision

Electronic pipettes offer superior accuracy and precision when compared to mechanical pipettes. They’re equipped with advanced technology that will allow for precise volume dispensing, reducing the risk of any errors and also improving experimental reproducibility.

Programmability and Various Modes

Electronic pipettes usually have programmable features that let users set and save protocols for specific applications. They have various dispending modes, like reverse pipetting, multi-dispensing, and other sequential dispending, which could be beneficial for different experimental setups in your lab.

User-Friendly Interface

Electronic pipettes typically have user-friendly interfaces, including digital displays and other intuitive controls, making them easy to operate. They usually provide clear visual feedback on the selected volume, mode, or other parameters, enhancing their usability and reducing operator fatigue.

Ergonomics and Comfortability

Electronic pipettes are designed with ergonomic considerations in mind. They’re usually lightweight, well-balanced, and have ergonomic grips, reducing hand strain and improving comfort during extended pipetting sessions.

Automation and Integration

Electronic pipettes can also be integrated into automated liquid handling systems, allowing for some high-throughput applications and streamlined workflows. They can also be synchronized with other lab equipment, like robotic platforms and liquid handling stations, which helps with efficiency and reduces manual pipetting steps.


Now for some disadvantages of electronic pipettes, starting with the cost. Electronic pipettes are usually more pricey than mechanical pipettes, which can be a significant factor to consider, especially for labs with budget constraints. The initial investment and other ongoing maintenance costs could be higher.

Power Dependency

Electronic pipettes usually require a power source through rechargeable batteries or direct electrical connections. This dependency on power could be a disadvantage in situations where power outages and disruptions happen, hindering pipetting operations until power is fully restored.

The Learning Curve

Electronic pipettes usually come with much more complex functionalities and program options, which could require extra training and time to get familiar with. Users must understand the device’s interface and programming features to utilize its capabilities.

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