What is the meaning of the red dot on the package of sterile products?
The dot is an indicator for sterilization. The indicator changes its color from yellow/orange to red during the sterilization process. A red dot indicates that this package has been sterilized.
Do BRAND filter/ pipette tips fit to pipettes of other manufacturers?
The compatibility with the following pipettes has been tested:
Up to 1000µl the pipette tips fit to most pipettes from GILSON®, BIOHIT®/sartorius®, Thermo Scientific and Eppendorf®.
5ml tip tips from BRAND and Thermo Scientific fit to each other's instruments, as well as the 10ml tips of Eppendorf®, GILSON® and BRAND fit to each other's instruments.
For pipettes from other manufacturers we recommend to request samples of the appropriate pipette and filter tip to test the compatibility.
Do pipette tips of other manufacturers also fit into the Tip-Box for 5ml/10ml tips?
No, only 5ml/10ml tips from BRAND fit into this Tip-Box.
What is the difference between an endotoxin and a pyrogen?
A pyrogen is a substance that induces fever (derived from gr. word: 'pyros'- Fire). It can be internal (endogenous) or external (exogenous) to the body.
Endotoxins are an example for exogenous pyrogens. Endotoxins are lipopolysaccharides present in the cell wall of some bacteria. They are heat-resistent and even survive sterilization processes.
Which cleanroom quality is used for the production of BRAND tips and filter tips?
BRAND produces in a cleanroom according to ISO 14644-1 class 8 and 7. For special purposes a class 5 cleanroom is available.
What is the shelf life of the tips and filter tips?
Disposable BRAND products have a shelf live of 3 years.
Does the lid of the TipBox need to be opened before autoclaving?
No this is not necessary. The new TipBox can be autoclaved at 121°C with the lid closed.
Are BRAND-Tips and filter tips silicone- and latex-free?
Yes, all BRAND tips and filter tips ae free of silicone and latex.
Are the TipBoxes stackable?
Yes, the new TipBoxes are stackable.