Fine Tip Pastettes (Pasteur or plastic pipettes)

 Fine Tip Pastettes evolved to reach into the smallest of vessels.
Hummingbirds are tiny birds, which hover at flowers sipping nectar. The elongated bill has evolved especially for the purpose of reaching into the flowers whilst on the wing. Similarly Fine Tip Pastettes evolved to reach into the smallest of vessels. The fine tip also means smaller drop volumes, perfect for delicate work where precision is important, such as diagnostic procedures.

Fine Tip Pastettes are perfect for careful control and small volume transfers.

Throughout the development of the Alpha Laboratories Pastette range, quality has remained a priority. People experienced with using glass Pasteur pipettes will know that the drop size of a pipette is proportional to the external circumference of the tip. It is thus essential that the cross section of the tip is perfectly circular. Oval cross sections will result in uneven drop sizes. Alpha Laboratories’ quality manufacturing process ensures production of high performance fine tip pipettes.

Ideal for supernatant removal, slide preparation and gel loading:

  • Precise control
  • Careful aspiration
  • Great for using with test strips

Specialist versions are available for specific applications:

  • Fine Tip Mini for colony picking
  • Fine Tip Maxi for sample removal
  • Extended Fine Tip for small drop work

Fine Tip Pastette

Click the specific sections for further details and ordering information:

Standard     Extended Standard     Extended     Maxi     Extended Mini     Extended Ultra Micro     Ultra Micro     Small Bulb

Nearly every Fine Tip Pastette has a customer application story behind it:

The first fine tip pipette (LW4060) proved very popular in laboratories across Europe.

It prompted more requests for modified versions such as Can you make a pipette with a longer fine tip? – Extended Fine Tip Standard pipette (LW4635)

Some microbiologists use fine tips for filling bacterial ID strips but need a larger volume for longer strips – Fine Tip Maxi pipette (LW4234), now the product of choice for this application.

Haematology lab personnel need to reach around the clot in a blood tube to sample serum/plasma. – Extended Fine Tip pipette (LW4233) solves this problem.

Its baby brother is perfect for smaller paediatric samples – Extended Fine Tip Mini pipette (LW4231)

Blood donation centres, testing to see if donors are anaemic, need to add a small volume of blood from a finger prick, to copper sulphate solution – Fine Tip Ultra Micro pipette (LW4243)

Requests for a longer stem brought about the Extended Fine Tip Ultra Micro pipette (LW4244)

For blood glucose meters and similar instruments, requiring a single drop of blood – Small Bulb Fine Tip pipette (LW4697)

“These pastettes have a very fine tip with a small volume and a very controllable bulb. With other products the bulb is too stiff. They are ideal for dispensing into sampling cups without creating bubbles that can disrupt the efficiency of the analyser.”

“We have a long standing relationship with Alpha, because the products are cost effective, and the quality is very good. We also like the service provided with a dedicated contact in the sales office and a flexible standing order”.

Simon Littlewood – Head of Automation BMS3
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Bristol Royal Infirmary

Watch the Fine Tip Pastette® Video

Please Note:

The pipette images and drawings above should only be considered life-sized when viewed on a monitor at 100%. If in doubt please refer to the indivdual pipette's specification.

How to Order

Ordering Online

All of our Pastettes can now be ordered directly online from the Alpha Laboratories website. Click the green button above, or the order online links to place your order. You can also order by phone, fax or email.

Worldwide Distributors

Pastettes are also available through our international network of laboratory supply partners. Click the blue button above to find your local distributor.