SuperSlik® Pipette Tips
Our SuperSlik® Low Retention tips are made from our own proprietary formula non-wetable polypropylene. This exclusive resin limits the adhesion of cells, rDNA, proteins, and other viscous materials. Their accuracy and precision is up to 10 times better with viscous samples than standard non-wettable polypropylene. SuperSlik® tips have no additives or coatings that can loosen and migrate into your sample. And unlike other low retention tips SuperSlik® tips use no restricted chemicals.
Our SuperSlik® tips in racks are packed in our trademarked Teal or Purple racks. These racks are made of polypropylene and are autoclavable repeatedly. They have sturdy latch hinges that won't come apart like lesser quality tip racks and a special snap lock designed so that it will not catch on your gloves. You can also get SuperSlik® tips in resealable zip style bags, in Eclipse™ refills, and in racks that have been sterilized.
SuperSlik® Tips were developed in our own laboratory and have been found to be ideal for viscous samples. The resin helps increase the contact angle of fluids and lets you dispense the maximum amount of sticky samples like DNA molecules.
The chart below shows an actual study comparing the performance of SuperSlik® tips compared with our standard polypropylene tips. This test used a viscous solution that is similar to a sticky protein rich solution you might use in the lab. This study showed that SuperSlik® tips have much better precision and accuracy than standard tips when working with this kind of sample.
Although SuperSlik® tips worked better in delivering consistent results with a viscous or sticky sample they may not be useful in situations when more aqueous samples are being pipetted. Always match your tips to your pipetting needs.
|Endotoxin Free (Non pyrogenic)
Product samples are exposed to endotoxin-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for contamination using the kinetic turbidimetric Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay protocol and USP guidelines. All products tested must display less than 0.05 EU/ml to be certified free of endotoxin.
|Nuclease Free (RNase/DNase)
Product samples are exposed to nuclease-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for nuclease activity on commercially available 7.5 kb Poly(A) tailed RNA (1µg) and HindIII-digested DNA (1µg) with a one hour 37°C incubation in appropriate buffers. Results are visualized on an agarose gel with appropriate positive and negative controls. Extraction fluid samples must show no degradation of the nucleic acids by the extraction fluid has occurred for the product to be certified as RNase-free and DNase-free
|Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Product sample surfaces are tested for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) using a controlled bioluminescence reaction to detect contamination. Luminescence data is compared to results generated by ATP-free surfaces and surfaces with known amounts of ATP as a positive control. The relative light units result must indicate less than 2 X 10-12 mg/µl of ATP for the product to be certified as ATP free.
|DNA Free (Human)
To confirm the freedom from DNA amplification products are examined by Agarose gel electrophoresis with appropriate positive and negative controls. PCR reactions using extraction fluid must show no PCR- amplified product compared to a positive control containing one picogram of human genomic DNA for the product to be certified as DNA-free.
Product samples are tested and certified to be free of detectable Protease. Extraction fluid is tested for the presence of protease activity by examining test protein degradation in the extraction fluid compared to a negative control and positive control reactions supplemented with 2 nanograms of Proteinase K or Trypsin.
|Heavy Metals Free
Heavy metals have been tested for using the prescribed USP method and confirmed to have levels lower than 1 part per million (1ppm)
Labcon products are sterilized by radiation sterilization within a dose range of 12-35 kGy. The dose range necessary for the stated sterility assurance level is continuously audited through quarterly bio-burden and sterility validation studies performed according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 standard by an independent laboratory. This dosage is sufficient to guarantee a sterility assurance level of 10-6.
|Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
These products contain resins that are processed under conditions proven to exceed the European Union standard as listed in the 22nd Commission Directive EC 98/16/EC of March 5th, 1998 as annexed to council Directive EC 76/768/EEC and further Amendment 419 Annex II of 12 June 2001.
|Medical Grade (USP)
U.S Pharmacoepia Methods and Guidelines (U.S.P Class VI) are used if applicable. We only use medical grade resins and pre-test all resins for contaminants prior to use. Resins are compliant with FDA CFR title 21-177.1520, 178.3295, 178.3297.
|California Prop 65
No Labcon manufactured disposables contain any of the “listed chemicals” as referenced in the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, (Prop 65) as revised May 25, 2018.
|Phthalates & Oleamide
All our resins are medical grade and are certified free of Bisphenol A (BPA), Oleamide, DiHEMDA, and Phthalates.
|Substances of Very High Concern & REACH
All Labcon products are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC/-2011/65-2015/863, are free of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), and are EU REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 compliant.
These products are Made in USA and all components meet the requirements for US origin under the NAFTA agreement.
|U.S. FDA Registered
Labcon is a U.S. FDA registered medical device manufacturer. Our facility is registered by the U.S. government to comply with CFR21 GMP regulations for manufacturing medical devices.
As applicable Labcon products meet the requirements for CE marking under regulation 2017/746.
|ISO 9001 Quality Registration
Labcon has been registered to the ISO 9001 quality management system standar since 1997 and maintains registration to ISO 9001:2015.
|USP Class VI
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|Medical, Research, Industrial, Food & Beverage
These racks offer workhorse reliability and versatility. They have heavy hook hinges that are extremely durable and an ergonomic snap latch that won't catch gloves. Smooth rounded edges and reinforced seal make these racks durable additions to your lab. Strong enough to be autoclaved many times. The separate rack insert includes a beveled top and extra sturdy surface for multi-channel pipetting. A vent in the rack sides allows steam autoclaving to be more efficient and assures your tips are sterile.