Biohit mLine Pipette Review


Rating: 5 out of 5

Purchased: 2006, (set of 3: 20µl, 200µl and 1000µl)

Reviewed: 2010


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I have had these pipettes for over 4 years now, and I can honestly say that they are the best pipettes I have used.  When I saw the graph on Biohit’s website regarding the tip ejection and pipetting forces, indicating that the mLine series was significantly lower than other brands, I was skeptical, but the severe pain in my right wrist was demanding that I buy something to replace the (horrible) Eppendorf pipettes I was using. Thankfully, that chart is spot on.  The mLine is light weight, and a nice size in the hand, while the pipetting force is the lowest by such a noticeable margin that I no longer have any wrist/hand pain at all.

The fact that they were also the cheapest (at least out of Eppendorf and Gilson) was an added bonus.

I have not had any significant issues with using standard pipette tips with these, although the free pack of Biohit tips that came with the set were a bit better as they were a little longer and provided a touch more room between the end of the pipette and the liquid.

The other major benefit I have come across is the up keep, which has been very minimal.  While I regally clean and check the accuaracy of these pipettes, I’ve been extremely slack and have not yet bothered to have these professionally re-calibrated yet.  Combined with my rough handling (dropping etc etc) I am surprised at how well these have coped.  They are still doing great after 4 years. They are also a lot easier to clean than a Gilson, as there is no small parts or o-rings that can be easily lost.

All that is left to say is that these should be at the top of anyones shopping list.

Positives:

  • Super light weight and ergonomic in the hand
  • Lightest ejection and pipetting force on the market
  • Cheap
  • Very easy to clean (no o-rings etc), and autoclavable
  • Easy to calibrate
  • Stays accurate over time
  • Takes plenty of punishment
  • Came with a free stand and packs of tips.

Negatives:

  • None so far !
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2 responses to “Biohit mLine Pipette Review”

  1. Martin Bengtsson says :

    We have several Biohit multipipettes and on almost all of them the tip ejector falls off at use. Have you enountered this?

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