Pipette tips and filter tips are manufactured in the BRAND cleanroom under state-of-the-art production conditions. Pipette tips and pipette tips with filters protect the pipette from contamination. Only additive-free raw material is used for the tips. Pipette tips and filter tips for precise and demanding analyses are available in many designs and sizes.
Pipette Tips and Filter Tips from BRAND in Standard or Ultra Low Retention Quality
Pipette tips and filter tips are manufactured by BRAND in a cleanroom under the most modern production conditions, and are automatically rack packed and packaged to ensure that the tips are of consistently high quality.
BRAND disposable items for the life sciences are produced using the most advanced cleanroom techniques in one of the world's largest cleanrooms for laboratory disposable items. The ongoing cleanroom monitoring includes continuous measurements of air particulates, positive air pressure, air exchange rate, room temperature, and the relative humidity, among other things. This ensures that the actual parameters can immediately be checked against the nominal values. Deviations are detected immediately, and suitable countermeasures can be taken before the limit values are exceeded. The high-precision control of environmental conditions provides a very high degree of stability in the corresponding parameters, especially the room temperature. This uniformity, together with quality testing of the final product by batch, guarantees the consistently high quality in the life science products from BRAND. For the production of disposable items, Class 8, 7, and 5 cleanrooms are available, all validated according to ISO 14 644-1. Compliance with ISO 14 644-1 is certified by external, independent auditors.
Consistently high quality
Pipette tips and filter tips are the most frequently used disposables in the laboratory. As processing methods have become increasingly sensitive, the requirements for these disposable items have changed significantly over the years. Starting with the raw materials, here PP, to the tools used and the quality tests carried out, a lot of parameters need to be considered to meet the highest standards both in research and standardized applications.
For the manufacture of pipette tips and filter tips, BRAND exclusively uses raw materials that are free from the additives di(2-hydroxyethyl)methyldodecylammonium (DiHEMDA) and 9-octadecenamide (oleamide). Both of these additives are frequently found in PP granules, and can interfere with biological tests, leading to spurious results. Only highly polished tooling equipment is used, so that no parting agents or demolding aids are needed.
Frequently Asked Questions (Tips)
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 are free of silicone and latex.