VistaLab™ Technologies Introduces World's Only Aliquoting Pipet Controller

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VistaLab™ Technologies, a leading manufacturer of ergonomic pipettes, tips and reservoirs, has introduced the world’s only aliquoting pipet controller, the Ovation® ali-Q™. ali-Q's revolutionary innovation allows precise aliquoting without the need for manual "eyeballing" of the meniscus, providing accurate reproducibility while decreasing user fatigue, thus increasing productivity!

World's only aliquoting pipet controller

VistaLab's Ovation ali-Q

“The addition of the Ovation ali-Q continues our strong tradition of bringing ergonomic products into the lab designed to optimize our customers’ productive workflows” said Dick Scordato, Chairman and CEO, VistaLab Technologies.

VistaLab™ Technologies, a leading manufacturer of ergonomic pipettes, tips and reservoirs, has introduced the world’s only aliquoting pipet controller, the Ovation® ali-Q™. The Ovation ali-Q is the first pipet controller that allows precise aliquoting without the need for manual "eyeballing" of the meniscus. ali-Q’s revolutionary innovation provides accurate reproducibility while decreasing user fatigue, thus increasing productivity!

The Ovation ali-Q incorporates a proprietary intelligent measuring system to precisely measure and dispense aliquots with minimal input from the user. The user simply sets an aliquot volume on the volume-set dial and with a single press of the unique aliquot button dispenses each aliquot. When compared to the traditional user-controlled aliquoting process, the Ovation ali-Q's semi-automated process provides accurate reproducibility that is unattainable manually and is much easier and faster.

ali-Q uses an array of sensors to make corrections ensuring accuracy even when there are variations in temperature, humidity or pressure. Thanks to an integrated accelerometer, the system works at any dispense angle so the user can maintain a comfortable body position while dispensing, even when working in a hood. This technology, in combination with the elimination of the need to visually gauge the meniscus, makes the Ovation ali-Q more comfortable to use overall and can help reduce arm fatigue, shoulder pain, back pain and other pipetting-related discomfort.

“The addition of the Ovation ali-Q continues our strong tradition of bringing ergonomic products into the lab designed to optimize our customers’ productive workflows” said Dick Scordato, Chairman and CEO, VistaLab Technologies.

Aside from these revolutionary improvements, the Ovation ali-Q works like a standard pipet controller and works with any standard serological pipet. However, using ali-Q with VistaLab's Wobble-not™ serological pipets will provide even better accuracy and precision. The Wobble-not’s innovative design gives users an ergonomic advantage with low insertion force and maximum stability, which means less wobble and less drip! Together, VistaLab Technologies has created the optimal liquid handling system for serological pipetting with Ovation ali-Q and Wobble-not.

About VistaLab Technologies™
Founded in 1957 as Medical Laboratory Automation, VistaLab Technologies has a long history of product innovation, including the first automated coagulation instrument in 1963 and the first MLA® Precision pipette. The company has focused on the area of pipetting ergonomics and over the past decade and a half has developed a line of products designed to reduce user fatigue and repetitive-stress injuries to help researchers increase productivity in the lab.

For more information about the Ovation® ali-Q™ or other VistaLab Technologies™ products, visit http://www.vistalab.com or contact Grace Soong, VistaLab Technologies, grace.soong(at)vistalab(dot)com.

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