Pipettes Sent to Space Station
VistaLab Technologies Inc., Mt. Kisco, NY, recently announced a set of the company's MLA D-Tipper pipettes were recently prepared and sent to NASA for use on the International Space Station for a number of planned experiments.
MLA pipettes were chosen for the mission because of the company's experience in liquid handling,and the pipette's convenient size and precision engineered metal alloy construction being ideally suited for the challenging environment found in space, according to a company press release.
The MLA D-Tipper pipettes will be used initially to deliver a precise amount of oil onto a test slide for direct measurement using an immersion microscope. After determining and documenting which magnifications are usable in an ISS vibration environment, additional experiments will be implemented to support biological applications during future missions.
MLA D-Tipper pipettes are available in more than 30 fixed volumes, from 5μL to 1000μL. All MLA-brand pipettes carry a lifetime warranty. For more information, visit the company's Web site.