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Fluotics Automation Tips Compatible with Agilent Bravo and VPrep

Fluotics manufactures a complete selection of automation tips compatible with the Agilent™ Bravo and Agilent VPrep liquid handlers. Our automation tips are directly interchangeable with their Agilent automation tip counterpart. For further information, please visit our Resources page where you can find our complete Product Catalog, an Instrument Compatibility Chart, and Product Specifications for choosing the right tip for your Agilent Bravo or VPrep.

AGILENT BRAVO AND VPREP AUTOMATION TIPS – SELECTION

Fluotics offers a complete selection of Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep compatible robotic pipette tips. Available in a variety of tip volumes, with or without filters, for Agilent liquid handling workstations. Our pipette tips encompass both 96 and 384 well formats, giving you the flexibility to access plate densities ranging from 96 to 1536 wells. In addition, with the Agilent Bravo Head Mode, selective well pipetting using single tips, partial/full rows/columns, or discrete blocks of tips is possible with Fluotics’ Agilent Bravo compatible tips.

Specifically, we offer the following pipette tip types with their corresponding volume ranges:

Fluotics’ tips compatible with Agilent P10   | 10µL working volume, 16 x 24 tip array (384 format)

Fluotics’ tips compatible with Agilent P30  | 30µL working volume, 16 x 24 tip array (384 format)

Fluotics’ tips compatible with Agilent P70   | 70µL working volume, 16 x 24 tip array (384 format)

Fluotics’ tips compatible with Agilent P250 | 250µL working volume, 8 x 12 tip array (96 format)

 

COMPATIBILITY

Fluotics designs its Agilent compatible automation tips for optimal usage with the Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep robotic liquid handlers. We expect our Agilent Bravo and VPrep compatible pipet tips to be directly interchangeable with the original Agilent Bravo or VPrep pipet tip. A separate labware definition is not necessary when using our Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep compatible automation tips. Similarly, the end user does not need to modify their existing VWorks™ automation control software protocols.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

* For the best sub-microliter pipetting performance (to ~ 0.25 µL) we recommend the Agilent Bravo P10 compatible pipette tip size. 

** Fluotics’ tips compatible with Agilent Bravo P30 has excellent sub-microliter performances but can address a wider range of labware that the Agilent P10 pipette tip size cannot. 

*** Fluotics’ tips compatible with the Agilent Bravo P70 size offers the largest volume range in 384 format.  

**** Fluotics’ tips compatible with the Agilent Bravo P250 size is the standard tip type for the 96LT multi-channel head.

QUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Our goal is complete assurance and confidence in the quality of Fluotics’ Agilent Bravo and VPrep compatible automation tips.

To this end our pipette tips are manufactured within a highly controlled environment using sophisticated production processes. Our automation pipette tips begin with careful design, testing and validation of molds using advanced tooling techniques. Production processes are fully integrated with multiple quality control steps at each stage. Each tip not only undergoes automated machine vision inspection for straightness and uniformity, but also functional performance checks of each tip lot.

Functional performance is tested on the identical instruments that our customers use and include standalone instruments (Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep) and workstation (e.g. Agilent Biocel) components such as VStacks. Performance testing includes accuracy and precision testing (% coefficient of variation, CV) for each lot using ANSI/SBS standard microwell plates. Additional functional testing includes (but is not limited to):

– Tip capacity

– Tip liquid level and retention (using H2O, EtOH, and DMSO)

– Tip liquid residual quantification

– Tip loading and unloading

– Tip length (physical and effective)

– Tip curvature (high density microwell plate access)

Common concerns such as static buildup are also addressed during the production processes where rigorous anti-static measures are implemented. By applying these strict quality control procedures, the tightest dimensional and performance tolerances are achieved allowing us to guarantee consistently accurate and precise pipetting

 

GUARANTEE

When you choose Fluotics, we know your decision is more than a financial one. It’s also an implicit trust in us and our products. Consequently, our aim is to provide you with the best experience imaginable. When you purchase Fluotics’ products they are always fully and unconditionally guaranteed to perform to your expectations. 

 

MATERIALS

Fluotics produces its Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep compatible automation tips from the highest grade virgin polypropylene available. We use ultra-polishing techniques with our pipet tips to ensure low liquid retention without the use of releasing agents or other additives which have been shown to be problematic in certain assays (John Watson et al., 2009). Furthermore, our 384 format Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep compatible tip boxes are produced from a conductive carbon impregnated polypropylene polymer to dissipate any static buildup.

 

APPLICATIONS

From simple liquid transfers to complex multi-step assay protocols, Fluotics’ Agilent Bravo and VPrep compatible robotic tips are used in an array of liquid handling protocols. Our automation tips are used daily worldwide by scientists to perform compound management, lead discovery, assay development, next generation sequencing (NGS), and other important functions.

Whether the application is plate to plate transfer, single tip hit picking or serial dilution you can have full confidence that Fluotics’ tips will consistently meet and exceed expectations.

Some publications describing Fluotics’ pipette tips are available in our Library.

 

QUANTITIES

Our Agilent Bravo and Agilent VPrep compatible automation tips are packaged in case quantities of 50 tip boxes per case. Each tip box has either 384 tips (AGI-10, AGI-30, and AGI-70) or 96 tips (AGI-250). Custom packaging and tip formats are available upon request. Please contact us at info@fluotics.com

 

Fluotics independently manufactures these robotic tips to be compatible with the following instruments: Agilent VPrep and Bravo, Beckman Biomek FX/NX series and Multimek, and PerkinElmer Evolution P3 and Janus and Tecan Freedom Evo and Fluent. Fluotics is neither affiliated nor endorsed by the respective instrument manufacturers.