Drummond created Venture OEM to address the limited resources available to early-stage companies. We become a stakeholder through the investment of design engineering services and/or cash. This partnership allows the invested to obtain the products it is developing at volume pricing, while also providing an incentivized partner who is capable of scaling with the company’s growth. It is our belief that this model will allow start-up companies to more efficiently leverage the limited capital they have, thus creating a bridge over which more technologies can traverse the “Valley of Death.”
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||✓||✓|