Use pipetting systems that are optimized for 384-well plates. This includes a considerable number of channels, tips specifically shaped to fit the small wells, and an appropriate 4.5 mm tip space adapted to a 384-well plate. The following concept also enables you to set up or validate an automated process manually, and to have a back-up system in case automation fails.
1.16/24-channel pipettes for master-mix, buffer or medium:
50 % time-saving
You can benefit from about 50% time-savings by using pipettes with 16/24 channels instead of 8/12 channels! With 16/24-channel pipettes, you can even manually fill a 384-well plate within one minute. Entire columns or rows can be easily equipped, and you don’t need to pipette alternately. Specifically shaped tips ensure to hit the wells ideally. You can concentrate less and make fewer mistakes. Ideally, use a 24-channel pipette for loading master-mix, buffer, or medium.