Eppendorf Research® plus - Mechanical Pipette

Eppendorf research plus

Eppendorf Research® plus

The Eppendorf Research plus is one of the safest and most ergonomic mechanical pipettes available. Meeting the highest needs of precision and accuracy while providing high flexibility via a large number of variants, the Research plus will become an indispensable companion in your lab. This micropipette is remarkably light, both in terms of weight and pipetting forces, which helps you to avoid hand and arm strain. The 16- and 24-channel pipette system combines proven concepts with new innovations and facilitates quick & easy manual pipetting in 384-well plates.



The ultra-light pipette for effortless pipetting
The Eppendorf Research plus mechanical pipette is the result of over 60 years of experience in liquid handling and is one of the most commonly used pipettes in the world. Thanks to the pioneering Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept®, the Research plus is highly ergonomic and protects your health in the laboratory. It features low weight and operation forces, is extremely reliable, fully autoclavable and easy to use.
With a variety of options available, including single-channel pipettes with fixed or variable volume, multi-channel pipette options with 8, 12, 16 or 24 channels, and our Research plus Move It adjustable tip spacing micropipettes, we are confident that we can offer the right choice for your application.
It is a good feeling to know you are doing the right thing – to know you are working with one of the most renowned and advanced pipettes in the world. A spring loaded tip cone, a temporary calibration option, an improved volume display – and all that in a light, fully autoclavable pipette: That is the Eppendorf Research plus manual pipette. In 2021, the Research plus single-channel pipette line-up with variable volume has been certified with an ACT® Environmental Impact Factor Label by the My Green Lab® non-profit organization, making it the ideal choice for labs looking for more sustainable products.

Accoladed with a “Seal of Quality”

The Research plus mechanical lab pipette was accoladed with a “Seal of Quality” by SelectScience®. These seals are given to the top 0.1 % of products used in laboratories that have received more than 100 positive reviews on the esteemed SelectScience platform. The award is praised as providing invaluable insights for scientists and intends to help them choose the ideal lab product for their working environment.

SelectScience_REG_ Seal of Quality in Gold, awarded to Eppendorf Research_REG_ plus in 2021

Which level of flexibility and safety do you require?

Variable volume pipettes for highest flexibility
• Adjust dispensing volume within a range of 0.1 µL and 10 mL
• Selected volume is displayed in the large 4-digit volume display
• Quick and accurate volume settings
• Available as single-, 8-, 12-, 16- and 24-channel as well as Move It adjustable tip spacing pipettes

Fixed-volume pipettes for a fast and reliable workflow
• Work at a faster pace with fixed set volumes
• Reduce the chance of errors compared to a pipette with variable volume
• Fast and easy calibration
• Available as single-channel pipettes in 12 different variants
• Perfect for beginners and labs on a budge

Eppendorf Research_REG_ plus 4-digit display for adjusting volumes

Choose the correct pipette set for your application needs

Not all experiments are based on the same working conditions. Depending on the vessel type, you can choose from single-channel microliter pipettes that are ideal for tubes, and multi-channel pipettes better suited for plates.

• Tubes: Single-channel pipettes with fixed or variable volume
• 96- and 24-well plates: 8- and 12-channel pipettes
• 384-well plates: 16- and 24-channel pipettes
• Vessel type changes: Move It adjustable tip spacing pipettes

Eppendorf Research_REG_ plus single- and multi-channel mechanical pipettes

Fatigue-free and ergonomic pipetting

The Eppendorf Research plus microliter pipette is intuitive to operate, provides a perfect balance and minimizes operator strain and fatigue, developed in line with the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept. The result is a light and well-balanced pipette, equipped with the unique spring-loaded tip cone and SOFTeject features. Operating forces can be reduced even further by combining the Research plus 16- and 24- channel pipettes with the epT.I.P.S® 384 pipette tips with SOFTattach technology.

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Spring-loaded tip cone for reliable tip fit and effortless attachment

The spring-loaded tip cone saves you time and energy. With haptic feedback, all it takes is one gentle push-down for easy tip attachment. The spring limits the attachment forces and at the same time guarantees a reproducible and safe tip fit. This clever design provides increased user-to-user reproducibility and more consistent results between different lab members. All micropipettes from Eppendorf up to 1,000 µL (except Move It® 300 µL models) are equipped with the spring-loaded tip cone feature.

Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept_REG_  - Spring loaded tip cone illustration

SOFTeject reduces tip ejection forces by 50 %

All non-adjustable multi-channel pipettes from Eppendorf use the innovative SOFTeject technology to ensure that during each single tip ejection stroke, the outside tips eject before the inside tips. This is not noticeable to the user but reduces tip ejection forces by 50 %. You just lightly press the ejection button once and the tips are automatically ejected in succession.

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Speed up your workflows with mechanical multi-channel pipettes

Do you need to easily and quickly fill a 24-, 96- or even 384-well microplate? With the lightweight Eppendorf Research plus 8-, 12-, 16- and 24-channel pipettes you can perform high volume precision work faster. The spring-loaded tip cones help you to load multi-channel tips quickly and securely without a need for rocking. Get extremely consistent sample pickup across all channels and maximize user-to-user reproducibility for more consistent results among members of the lab.

96-well plates
Easily fill 96-well plates with Research plus 8- or 12-channel pipettes featuring a cone distance of 9 mm. Our 1,200 µL volume pipettes are ideal for filling deepwell plates.

Choose epT.I.P.S. for 9 mm spacing:

Easily dispense liquid in 96-well plates with Eppendorf 8- and 12-channel pipettes and epT.I.P.S._REG_ pipette tips

384-well plates
Choose the Research plus 16- or 24-channel pipettes or selected Move It adjustable tip spacing pipette models featuring cone distances of (min.) 4.5 mm for applications in 384-well plates. Fill a complete row or column to start 16 or 24 reactions simultaneously in just one step.

Choose epT.I.P.S. 384 for 4.5 mm spacing:

Eppendorf 24-channel pipette used to dispense liquid in 384-well plate

Fast and efficient pipetting into 384-well plates

Do you need an efficient manual pipetting method for 384-well plate applications? The 16- and 24- channel pipettes from Eppendorf make working with 384-well plates convenient, ergonomic and safe.

Your benefits:
• Tedious alternate well pipetting with 8- or 12-channel pipettes is a thing of the past
• Processing one 384-well plate instead of four 96-well plates improves pipetting efficiency since the number of pipetting steps is reduced by 50 %
• Start 16 or 24 reactions simultaneously for equal starting conditions
• Avoid accidental well misidentification and repeating of experiments
• epT.I.P.S. 384 pipette tips are designed in perfect harmony with these microliter pipettes

Fill 384-well plates with ease using Eppendorf 24-channel pipettes

epT.I.P.S. 384 with SOFTattach technology for 16- and 24-channel pipettes

For the first time, pipette tips are equipped with elastic forming groves. They allow the tips to stretch as much as the shape of the tip cone predefines. Meanwhile, the tip attachment and ejection forces are greatly reduced. With this latest expression of the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept, this system enables a perfect tip seal while operating forces are reduced to a minimum.

Your benefits:
• Reliable tip fit and tightness
• Smooth and even tip attachment
• Tip attachment forces reduced by 40 % per cone compared to 8- and 12-channel pipettes
• Reduced ejection forces
• Perfect tip alignment due to extraordinary coaxiality for safe plate maneuvering and liquid transfer
• Extremely fine tip shape to perfectly hit all 384 wells

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Disposal of packaging and the pipette at the end of its lifecycle

The packaging of Eppendorf pipettes & dispensers contains different materials, this includes cardboard, plastic foil, as well as pipette tip boxes. Our pipette packaging cardboard material consists of approx. 77 % recycling material. Please support the global sustainability initiative of recycling valuable raw material by collecting the cardboard and disposing of it in the appropriate collection container at your organization. In respect to the wrapping foils made of LD-PE, we recommend to select a dedicated recycling partner where PE material can be recycled.

Eppendorf liquid handling instruments are designed for many years of use – should the need arise to dispose of an instrument however, please note that it may potentially be contaminated. Therefore, recycling of pipettes or dispensers may be challenging. Please contact your local biosafety officer and/or your local waste management. In many countries, this waste must be burned due to legal restrictions. We recommend you to work with a certified local recycling partner with experience in lab waste however to examine your options.