Pasteur pipette (plural Pasteur pipettes)

  1. (chemistry) An item of laboratory equipment consisting of a simple pipette with a very long, fine nose and a rubber bulb, used to draw small amounts of liquid from a chemical liquid or solution.Often used to separate two phases in a small sample.

Pasteur, transfer, dropper, bulb, teat – whatever you call your pipette, this ubiquitous laboratory consumable has been around for many years and played a considerable role in numerous scientific discoveries and developments throughout history.

From the simple microbiology experiments of previous centuries to advanced analytical procedures of today, the basic transfer of liquid from one place to another remains an essential task dependent on the pipette.