The term “white tips” generally refers to the color of the pipette tips, which can come in various colors, including white, yellow, blue, and others. The color-coding helps researchers easily differentiate between different types of samples and reagents when using multiple pipettes simultaneously.
Gilson-type white tips are typically designed to fit Gilson pipettes, but they may also be compatible with other brands of pipettes that use a similar tip design. These tips are disposable and are used to transfer liquids accurately and precisely in the laboratory setting.
The use of proper pipette tips is essential to avoid cross-contamination between samples and ensure accurate and reproducible results in various laboratory applications, including DNA sequencing, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), cell culture, and more.
It’s important to use high-quality pipette tips that are free from contaminants and designed to provide a good seal with the pipette to prevent any loss of liquid during aspiration and dispensing.
As with any laboratory consumables, it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for proper usage and disposal to maintain the integrity of your experiments and ensure safety in the laboratory.