One of the most commonly used devices in clinical activities and laboratories are laboratory pipettes. Laboratory pipettes can handle small amounts of liquids and can be used either to deliver liquids from one container to another or simply contain them.
Some industries also use multi channel pipettes as they are more efficient when transferring liquids into multiple wells simultaneously rather than transferring them one by one.
Single channel pipettes on the other hand are commonly used in pharmaceutical and chemical facilities as well as molecular biology workspaces. Laboratory pipettes have been around for close to two centuries now.
While it would seem that laboratory pipettes are recent inventions considering the sophistication of current models, they have actually been around for almost two centuries now.
The earliest record of pipettes was during the 18th century:
- 18th century – French inventor and chemist Francois Descroizilles invented the acalimetre, a pipette precursor.