METTLER TOLEDO Announces the Release of Its New Low-Volume 20 µL Rainin Liquidator 96, A Manual 96-Well Bench Top Pipetting System

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The new low-volume model adds greater range, making Liquidator 96 a viable and valuable addition to many more applications.

The Liquidator is easier to use and more accessible to everyone in the lab because it does not require programming or special training.

METTLER TOLEDO proudly presents a new low-volume model, the 20µL Liquidator 96. With its volume range of between 0.5 µL and 20 µL, the Liquidator platform is now a viable option for many more low volume applications, particularly in the areas of genomics and proteomics.

Building on the success of its 200 µL Liquidator 96, the 20 µL Liquidator delivers the accuracy and precision as a single- or multi-channel pipette, but in a 96-channel, high-throughput format with exceptionally high channel-to-channel consistency, which translates into high quality analytical data that is reliable and reproducible. By understanding the need for high-throughput liquid handling workflow in a lab, METTLER TOLEDO developed the Liquidator line to fit a unique need: researchers who require production level, high-throughput performance, but at a scale more useful and practical for research and development. Experiments like PCR and qPCR in particular will benefit from this level of accuracy and consistency.

“Unlike automated and semi-automated 96-channel systems, the Liquidator is easier to use and more accessible to everyone in the lab because it does not require programming or special training,” says Terry Peckham, Global Marketing Communications Manager at Mettler Toledo. “The fact that neither the 20 µL nor 200 µL Liquidators use electricity make them highly portable and capable of being installed anywhere they are needed in the lab.”

For genomic, proteomic and cell-based assays, 96- and 384-well plates allow researchers to set up multiple samples in a compact format that can greatly enhance downstream assays. But despite their many benefits, working with plates can be challenging. For one, filling multiple plates using single- and multi-channel pipettes can be slow and tedious and is prone to skipping or repeating wells. Conversely, automated pipetting systems have large footprints and require fairly complex programming knowledge. The Liquidator 96 offers ideal solution by streamlining 96- and 384-well plate work with simultaneous, manual 96-well filling. Simultaneous 96-well pipetting eliminates well-to-well variability and the need to rush through an assay. Complementing the 5.0-200 µL range of the original 200 µL Liquidator 96, METTLER TOLEDO's new 20µL model, with a range of 0.5 – 20 µL, brings considerable breadth and flexibility to the Liquidator 96 product line. Both models are supported with a complete line of high quality, precision engineered consumables and accessories, including Rainin's ultrapure 20 µL and 200 µL BioClean Liquidator tips.

Rainin Instrument, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of METTLER TOLEDO, a leading supplier of precision instruments and services worldwide. Rainin pipettes have long been the largest selling brand in North America and consistently rank among the top premium pipette brands in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. METTLER TOLEDO is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. It holds top three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. The company is also the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about Rainin and METTLER TOLEDO can be found at

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