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What are Pipettes?

Pipettes are laboratory instruments used to transfer small and precise amounts of liquid. They come in a range of sizes and styles, but the basic function is to accurately measure and dispense small volumes of liquid.

There are several types of pipettes, including:

1. Volumetric Pipettes: These are used for precise measurement of a fixed volume of liquid. They have a single graduation mark and are used to transfer a specific volume of liquid.

2. Micropipettes: These are used for the transfer of very small volumes, usually between 0.1 μL to 1000 μL. They have a plunger mechanism that allows for accurate and reproducible dispensing.

3. Pasteur Pipettes: These are thin, ungraduated glass pipettes used for general transfer of liquids. They are not commonly used for precise measurements.

4. Serological Pipettes: These are used for measuring and transferring larger volumes of liquid, usually between 1 mL to 50 mL. They have graduations along the length of the pipette and a reusable plastic or glass rubbert.

5. Pipette Controllers: These are devices used to control the flow of liquid from a pipette. They use a vacuum or pressure system to safely and easily dispense liquids.

Pipettes are essential tools in many scientific fields, including biology, chemistry, and medicine, and are used for tasks such as preparing samples, diluting solutions, and conducting experiments. They are designed to be accurate, precise, and easy to use, making them a valuable tool in any laboratory setting.