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Our Pastette 40th Anniversary Winners – Harefield Hospital

Kelly Devine and her colleagues from the Immunosuppression Monitoring Laboratory at Harefield Hospital were the lucky winners of a Tassimo Coffee Machine in our Golden Ticket Giveaway for the 40th Anniversary of Pastette®.

Here’s what they had to say about Alpha Laboratories’ Pastettes:

“We have been using plastic transfer pipettes for over 20 years to decant our extracted blood samples for drug analysis by mass spectrometry.

We also use them for removing plasma/serum from our spun samples.

We expect high quality pipettes and started ordering Pastette from Alpha Laboratories three years ago when the company we were using let us down.

We have not looked back; Alpha customer service is excellent – ordering is quick and easy, they always deliver on time and the prices are very competitive.”


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The Record Breaking Pastette® User

The Record Breaking Pastette® UserAs part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for Pastette® we asked who has been using them the longest?

We have a winner!




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Pastette® Product Change Notification

Subject: Resin Source Change for Alpha Laboratories’ Pastettes®


At Alpha Laboratories we continually strive to optimise and improve our products to provide our customers with the best possible solutions. Periodically this involves a review of raw materials and their sourcing, to ensure continuity of supply. As a result, please be advised that we will be utilising a newly sourced Low Density Polyethylene resin for the manufacture of our Pastettes.

This new LDPE resin is a similar grade to that currently used and complies with the same regulatory requirements. A comprehensive verification has been completed to confirm all products meet our current specifications. This change will ensure our Pastettes continue to be manufactured to our high quality standards.

We expect to implement the change of low density polyethylene resin during the second quarter of 2018. Stringent source management will be implemented to maintain tight control and traceability. All other materials used in the manufacture of the products will remain the same; therefore, this change is not expected to affect the form, fit or function of our finished products.

The following supporting documents are available through these links:

If you require additional information in relation to this notification, please contact us. Thank you for your continued support of Alpha Laboratories’ Pastettes.

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Quick and Simple Measured Transfers at Cwm Taf UHB Clinical Biochemistry (Graduated Pastettes)

The reason we like the Pastettes is mainly due to the graduation marks, which are great for aliquoting liquids to a rough measure in equal quantities.“We have been using the Alpha Laboratories 1ml Pastettes (LW4040) for a number of years and are very pleased with the product.

The reason we like the Pastettes is mainly due to the graduation marks, which are great for aliquoting liquids to a rough measure in equal quantities. They are also very easy to use and to dispose of.”

Rebecca Hopson
Deputy Services Manager – Prince Charles Hospital

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Dual Bulb Exact Volume Pastettes (Pasteur or plastic pipettes) Now Available in Packs of 500

Dual-Bulb PastettesDual Bulb Exact Volume Pastettes - Packs of 500 now available® deliver foolproof simplicity for exact volume dispensing and are now available in convenient packs of 500. These are the simplest pipette you will ever use to deliver a fixed, small, measured volume of liquid, fast. Simply squeeze the upper bulb to fill, and squeeze again to dispense the precise volume. Also known as Exact Volume Pipettes, these space saving, economical, single piece, disposable liquid transfer devices are a quick and easy alternative to conventional pipettes and tips.

They are particularly useful for untrained hands making them an ideal component of self test or point-of-care diagnostic kits. However, now they are generally available in smaller pack sizes, they provide a practical option across a wide range of general laboratory applications requiring fixed, small volume sample delivery. Available in a range of volumes from 20-250µl, they deliver with an accuracy of +/- 10%.

Why not see for yourself just how easy small volume transfers can be?  Dual Bulb Exact Volume Pastettes – packs of 500.

Find out more about Dual-Bulb Pastettes


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