i-Pipette Automated Pipettor

i-Pipette Automated Pipettor

High Performance Pipetting in an easy to use and compact package. 96 or 384 channels, 0.5 to 1000 µL. Now you can have the benefits of high-performance multichannel pipetting at an easy price point.

The i-Pipette is based on proven automated pipetting engineering from liquid handling experts at Apricot Designs. Apricot Designs has been continuously developing, improving and offering multichannel pipettoriPipette in the Labs for more than two decades.

This expertise has been focused on bringing automation capabilities within reach of every lab. The i-Pipette automated pipettor is also the perfect solution for laboratories with larger multifunctional automated liquid handling platforms for situations when a quicker and easier system is needed to perform basic operations without the need for excessive training and method programming.

The i-Pipette automated pipettor uses Apricot Designs’ unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. The user can clamp the pipetting head in a manner of seconds using a simple lever for the basic series or via push-button control for the pro series, allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand. For the most flexibility, the i-Pipette allows manual indexing of the pipetting head for accessing 384-well plates with a 96-channel version or for accessing 96-well plates with a 384-channel version (with 96-channel head), and also uses manual indexing for serial dilutions by column.

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Features & Benefits

  • Performs 12 times faster than an 8-channel handheld pipettor; pipette to all 96 wells without having to replace tips 12 times.

  • Reduce the tedium and potential repetitive motion injuries that come with multiple hand-held pipettings with an 8-channel pipettor.

  • Flexible design for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96 and 384-well microplates.

  • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other Apricot pipettors.

  • Uses the unique EZ-Load disposable tips for the simplest no-tool, no-pressure loading of tips.

  • Easily controlled through a simple interface on the iPod Touch; requires minimal operator training and no external computer is necessary.

  • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods.

  • Includes manual indexing plate to allow work with 96 or 384 plates (use indexer to work with 384 plates on 96-channel pipettor or to work with 96 plates on 384-channel pipettor).


  • Plate replication

  • Plate reformatting

  • Reagent addition

  • Compound addition

  • Serial dilution (by column)


Technical Details

Dispensing Precision <3% CV at 1 ul (96-125/384 version) <3% CV at 5 ul (96-500 version)
Dispensing Accuracy +/- 2% at 1 ul (96-125/384 version) +/- 2% at 10 ul (96-500 version)
Resolution 0.1 ul (96-125/384 version) 1 ul (96-500 version)
Pipette Volume 0.5 - 125 ul (96-125/384 version) 1-500 ul (96-500 version)

Product Details

Dimensions 9”W x 14”D x 19.5”H 229W x 356D x 495 H mm (add 5.25"/135mm to width with iPod)
Weight ~ 44 lbs (20 kg)
Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ
Operating Temperature 50 - 100 °F


12-month Extensive manufacturer warranty.
Extended Warranty and Annual Service plan are also available. Please CONTACT US for additional information.



i-Pipette Pro Motorized operation to lock the pipettor head and to move the plate elevator.
i-Pipette Manual operation to lock the pipettor head and to move the plate elevator.


  • With an i-Pipette 96 model quickly and easily perform a 96 channel pipetting method into all wells of a 96-well plate in one operation, or 384 at once with the i-Pipette 384 model.

  • i-Pipette 96 models available in a range of volumes to match your volume requirements.

  • Economical and simple 1-position deck provides low capital investment and smallest footprint.

  • Optional 2-position shuttle offers expanded hands-off capability.