In the world of dependable, easy-to-use pipette controllers, Drummond set the standard. The Drummond Original Pipet-Aid® Controller is the proven, convenient alternative to mouth pipetting in the laboratory. With options such as the EZ Grip TC filter nosepiece and a dual pump filtration unit for use with biohazardous materials, the Original Pipet-Aid® provides the versatility, safety and functionality needed in the modern laboratory. It can be used with glass or plastic pipetes and has autoclavable components.
Drummond Scientific developed the original Pipet-Aid and continues to innovate and create high-quality, precision instruments that set the industry standard for pipet and pipet controllers. With a focus on precision and usability, our products are designed to enhance fluid transfer and delivery across a wide range of scientific and clinical applications. The Original Pipet-Aid provides optimum accuracy and proven functionality from the trusted company that started it all.
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.
|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.|
|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|
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||✓||✓||✓|
|Use in hood/laminar flow cabinet||X||X||✓||✓|