APT Automation Tips


APT™ Automation Pipette Tips

Labcon APT™ pipette tips for automated workstations are designed to work as a plug and play solution on factory specification units.

Available in styles for Beckman® FX and NX and Perkin Elmer® Janus® workstations. 20µL, 30µL, 50µL, and 250µL sizes are available depending upon workstation. All APT™ tips are in a heavy reusable polypropylene SBS footprint rack.

APT Tips

Validated Sterilization

Our APT™ tips in sterile racks, like all our other products, have received valid medical grade sterilization processing compliant with ISO 11137 to an SAL of 10-6. This is a feature you won't get from most pipette tip suppliers, a truly sterile product. Most pipette tip makers offer only a non-validated "presterilized" product.

APT™ Automation Pipette Tips have been designed to fit Beckman® FX, NX and Perkin Elmer® automated pipetting workstations. They are available in 20µL, 30µL, 50µL, and 250µL fluid sizes depending upon the pipetting head.

Each size of these tips is provided in a heavy duty rack designed to accept the heavy load of automated pipette workstations. A color coded platform ensures the correct tip volume can be identfied in the Beckman® unit.

APT™ tips are available in both sterile and non sterile versions. As with all Labcon products the sterile versions are sterilized using a medical grade validation to an SAL of 10-6 to ensure they can be used for diagnostic as well as research applications.

Endotoxin Endotoxin Free (Non pyrogenic)
Product samples are exposed to endotoxin-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for contamination using the kinetic turbidimetric Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay protocol and USP guidelines. All products tested must display less than 0.05 EU/ml to be certified free of endotoxin.
RNase/DNase Nuclease Free (RNase/DNase)
Product samples are exposed to nuclease-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for nuclease activity on commercially available 7.5 kb Poly(A) tailed RNA (1µg) and HindIII-digested DNA (1µg) with a one hour 37°C incubation in appropriate buffers. Results are visualized on an agarose gel with appropriate positive and negative controls. Extraction fluid samples must show no degradation of the nucleic acids by the extraction fluid has occurred for the product to be certified as RNase-free and DNase-free
ATP Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Product sample surfaces are tested for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) using a controlled bioluminescence reaction to detect contamination. Luminescence data is compared to results generated by ATP-free surfaces and surfaces with known amounts of ATP as a positive control. The relative light units result must indicate less than 2 X 10-12 mg/µl of ATP for the product to be certified as ATP free.
DNA DNA Free (Human)
To confirm the freedom from DNA amplification products are examined by Agarose gel electrophoresis with appropriate positive and negative controls. PCR reactions using extraction fluid must show no PCR- amplified product compared to a positive control containing one picogram of human genomic DNA for the product to be certified as DNA-free.
Protease Protease Free
Product samples are tested and certified to be free of detectable Protease. Extraction fluid is tested for the presence of protease activity by examining test protein degradation in the extraction fluid compared to a negative control and positive control reactions supplemented with 2 nanograms of Proteinase K or Trypsin.
Heavy Metals Heavy Metals Free
Heavy metals have been tested for using the prescribed USP method and confirmed to have levels lower than 1 part per million (1ppm)
Sterilization Validated Sterilization
Labcon products are sterilized by radiation sterilization within a dose range of 12-35 kGy. The dose range necessary for the stated sterility assurance level is continuously audited through quarterly bio-burden and sterility validation studies performed according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 standard by an independent laboratory. This dosage is sufficient to guarantee a sterility assurance level of 10-6.
BSE/TSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
These products contain resins that are processed under conditions proven to exceed the European Union standard as listed in the 22nd Commission Directive EC 98/16/EC of March 5th, 1998 as annexed to council Directive EC 76/768/EEC and further Amendment 419 Annex II of 12 June 2001.
USP Medical Grade (USP)
U.S Pharmacoepia Methods and Guidelines (U.S.P Class VI) are used if applicable. We only use medical grade resins and pre-test all resins for contaminants prior to use. Resins are compliant with FDA CFR title 21-177.1520, 178.3295, 178.3297.
Prop 65 California Prop 65
No Labcon manufactured disposables contain any of the “listed chemicals” as referenced in the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, (Prop 65) as revised May 25, 2018.
Phthalates Phthalates & Oleamide
All our resins are medical grade and are certified free of Bisphenol A (BPA), Oleamide, DiHEMDA, and Phthalates.
SVHC Substances of Very High Concern & REACH
All Labcon products are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC/-2011/65-2015/863, are free of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), and are EU REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 compliant.
USA Origin
These products are Made in USA and all components meet the requirements for US origin under the NAFTA agreement.
FDA U.S. FDA Registered
Labcon is a U.S. FDA registered medical device manufacturer. Our facility is registered by the U.S. government to comply with CFR21 GMP regulations for manufacturing medical devices.
CE CE Compliant
As applicable Labcon products meet the requirements for CE marking under regulation 2017/746.
ISO ISO 9001 Quality Registration
Labcon has been registered to the ISO 9001 quality management system standar since 1997 and maintains registration to ISO 9001:2015.
Material 100% Virgin Polypropylene
Grade Medical
Rating USP Class VI
Color Magenta or Natural
Length Various
Fits Beckman® FX and NX or Perkin Elmer® Janus®
Approved Use Medical, Research, Industrial, Food & Beverage
Lot Expiration 4 years
Sterile Expiration 3 years
APT Rack
APT Automation Tip Rack

This 96 place or 384 rack is extremely durable and has smooth rounded edges and reinforced platforms. Strong enough to be autoclaved many times. Each tip has an individual well to preclude the potential for cross contamination.

FDA Registered

Labcon is registered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture medical devices.

Medical Grade Resins

Only 100% Medical Grade virgin polypropylene resins are used in APT™ Tips. No recycled plastics or commodity grade resins.

Lab Tested

APT™ Tips are developed using our own in-house laboratory and tested on real pipettors. We use actual lab results on real pipettes.

Certified Quality

Our products are made to ISO standards and we are audited every 6 months to ensure you continous quality.

Certificates Online

Real test certificates are available by lot for APT™ tips for you to download from the certificates page.

Sustainability Built In

APT™ tips are designed from the beginning with sustainability in mind. Beyond simple recycling to real solutions.