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Open Design 3D-Printable Adjustable Micropipette that Meets the ISO Standard for Accuracy

Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
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Micromachines 2018, 9(4), 191; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9040191
Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 16 April 2018 / Accepted: 17 April 2018 / Published: 18 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 3D Printed Microfluidic Devices)
Scientific communities are drawn to the open source model as an increasingly utilitarian method to produce and share work. Initially used as a means to develop freely-available software, open source projects have been applied to hardware including scientific tools. Increasing convenience of 3D printing has fueled the proliferation of open labware projects aiming to develop and share designs for scientific tools that can be produced in-house as inexpensive alternatives to commercial products. We present our design of a micropipette that is assembled from 3D-printable parts and some hardware that works by actuating a disposable syringe to a user-adjustable limit. Graduations on the syringe are used to accurately adjust the set point to the desired volume. Our open design printed micropipette is assessed in comparison with a commercial pipette and meets the ISO 8655 standards. View Full-Text
Keywords: open source labware; 3D printing; functional prototyping open source labware; 3D printing; functional prototyping
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Brennan, M.D.; Bokhari, F.F.; Eddington, D.T. Open Design 3D-Printable Adjustable Micropipette that Meets the ISO Standard for Accuracy. Micromachines 2018, 9, 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9040191

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Brennan MD, Bokhari FF, Eddington DT. Open Design 3D-Printable Adjustable Micropipette that Meets the ISO Standard for Accuracy. Micromachines. 2018; 9(4):191. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9040191

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Brennan, Martin D., Fahad F. Bokhari, and David T. Eddington. 2018. "Open Design 3D-Printable Adjustable Micropipette that Meets the ISO Standard for Accuracy" Micromachines 9, no. 4: 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9040191

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