About Drummond Scientific

Our journey leading equipment manufacturing in the life sciences industry

As the leading manufacturer of liquid handling systems, we continue to supply the best, most precise and innovative equipment to professionals in the bio and life sciences professions. Beginning with an innovative breakthrough in 1976 when we introduced the first Pipet-Aid pipette controller, we began blazing a trail and changed pipetting in the laboratory forever. We continued to design and manufacture high-quality products that solidified our place as an industry leader.


Drummond Scientific Company, located outside of Philadelphia, is a vertically integrated company that leverages more than 70 years of experience to maintain its position as an elite developer of custom, precision, microvolume liquid transfer devices. Through the years, Drummond developed the gold standard of precision liquid handling devices for
the lab, the handheld Pipet-Aid®, the bench-top Pipet-Aid®, the Nanoject Controller and The Positive Displacement Microdispenser. These products are used in laboratories across the globe and are recognized for durability and reliability.


The start of Drummond Scientific… 

The company, which would later be known as Drummond Scientific, began its journey into life sciences providing essential equipment from a corner store in Philadelphia.

June 15, 1976

Innovating the Industry with the Pipet-Aid 

An alternative to mouth pipetting, Drummond Scientific introduced the Pipet-Aid; the first pump action pipette controller. Its innovative design and precision forever changed pipetting in the laboratory. 

June 15, 1976

Improving Precision with the Nanoject

To offer a more precise solution for liquid measurements in microinjection, Drummond Scientific introduced the Nanoject controller.

December 22, 1992

Introducing Hemato-Clad® capillary 

Combining the precision of glass with the safety provided by a Mylar overwrap, the tubes offer a safer option without compromising accuracy.

December 22, 1992

Drummond’s catalog grows, while quality remains priority 

Drummond’s product catalog expands, including the Nanoject II & III, Pipet-Aid XP2 and Wiretrol II, offering new variety for precision while remaining focused on quality.


Direct to Consumer

In 2019, shop.drummondsci.com is launched, providing an opportunity to purchase products online for the first time.


Together at last…

 Drummond Scientific acquired SAFE-TEC® Clinical Products LLC. who has been a long time customer and partner. With this acquisition Drummond and SAFE-TEC® continue to provide world-renowned products in the Plasmapheresis and Point of Care industries.


Drummond gets social

With conditions forcing cancellation of trade shows and in-person events, Drummond goes digital and launches new social media accounts on major platforms under @drummondsci, allowing users to follow the latest updates and happenings in the company.


Drummondsci.com is reborn

The shop and main sites of Drummond Scientific are merged into a new, revamped drummondsci.com, providing users a new home for their life science needs.


Celebrating 75 years of innovation

From our small beginnings to the innovations of tomorrow, Drummond remains committed to providing the essential manufacturing solutions and life science equipment needed to create and save lives worldwide.


Product Development

From pioneering the charge for a more efficient way to measure liquids to working with early-stage companies to offer design and manufacturing, we develop and manufacture products known for quality and performance.


Drummond Scientific is synonymous with quality and therefore, we are proud to be a respected player in the industry.


Our products focus on precision - an integral part of success in life science laboratory research.

Contract Manufacturing Services

We apply our unique manufacturing capability and technical expertise to specialized products and requirements to work through collaborations and investments for those without the resources. Our services help solve unique challenges with custom supply capillary glass and plastic tubing, injection molded, plastic components, and electronic controls.


Our OEM services offer innovative solutions through expert-level evaluation and design.


We design and manufacture the final product and ensure it meets Drummond-level quality standards.

Our Team

With years of expertise and a variety of knowledge across business functions and the industry, our team is comprised of intelligence, diversity, and top-talent.


View available opportunities and learn about our company culture and what it takes to excel at Drummond Scientific.

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The New Nanoject III Is Now Available!

Nanoject II vs. Nanoject III Comparison

Both units utilize the same glass capillaries for pulling micropipettes. Due to the new improved method of securing the micropipette, smaller tips can be pulled and utilized on the Nanoject III. No O-rings to wear out. A micro “chuck” is used, and it simplifies attachment of the micropipette once backfilled with oil. The Nanoject III’s auto HOMING feature will eliminate the need to “rehome the unit as in the Nanoject II. This can reduce, if not totally eliminate, jamming of the plunger. Now available for the Nanoject II is the new Digital Control Box which has all the functionality of the original control box but now features a user friendly, easy to read touchscreen.

Nanoject II
Nanoject III
Product Name Nanoject II Nanoject III
Injection volumes 2.3 nL-69 nL 0.6 nL-999.9 nL
Rate of injection 46 nL/sec.& 23 nL/sec. only 1 nL/sec.-200 nL/sec.
Injection counter No Yes
Programmable multiple injections No Yes
Programmable frequency between injections No Yes
Auto HOMING of plunger No Yes
Micropipette I.D. size 10 µm minimum 2-3 µm minimum
Optional Footswitch Yes; inject only Yes; fill, empty and inject capability
Color, Touch Sensitive Keypad No; fill, empty, inject buttons only. Optional Digital Control Box Upgrade available Yes; multi screens
External computer interface Use of footswitch contact to inject. Injector has to be finished its injection at the speed rate of the Nanoject II before it will accept another pulse Use of a special opto-isolated input to allow the user to control injection rate and injection volume

Drummond Pipet-Aid® Controller Comparison Chart

Use this comparison chart to understand the difference between Drummond Pipet-Aid® Controller models and their useful features. This information will help you choose the best pipette controller to deliver the most accurate results for your intended applications.

Feature Other Pipette Controllers Portable Pipet- Aid® XP Pipette Controller Portable Pipet- Aid® XL Pipette Controller Pipet- Aid® Hood Mate® Pipette Controller
3 Speed Aspiration & Dispensing X
Removable Stand X X
Use in hood/laminar flow cabinet X X
Weight 230g 214g 214g 122g