Introducing the Ovation® ali-Q™
A revolutionary new aliquoting pipet controller

Serological pipetting like you’re used to…plus aliquot like never before!

Unlike any other pipet controller, ali-Q™ allows you to aliquot accurately with each push of the unique ali-Q aliquoting button. Simply set the volume for each aliquot with the ali-Q dial and hold down the aliquoting button for each aliquot. Eliminate time-consuming and inconsistent meniscus eyeballing. Let ali-Q‘s state of the art intelligent measuring system do all the work to save you time and effort with accuracy and precision. Increase your productivity!

Otherwise, use ali-Q like any pipet controller. ali-Q works with any serological pipet but you’ll get superior accuracy and precision with VistaLab™ Wobble-not™ serological pipets.

For all those tubes you have to do, just pick up an ali-Q!

 

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Features that set ali-Q™ apart from all other pipet controllers

 

  • Highly accurate and precise aliquoting without the need to “eyeball” the meniscus
  • Push one button to aliquot
  • Aliquot any volume from 0.5 to 5.0 mL
  • Compatible with all brands and sizes of serological pipets; optimal performance when using Wobble-not pipets
  • Intelligent measuring system = real-time corrections for varying environmental conditions- No adjustment necessary!
  • Accuracy and precision maintained at any dispense angle for more comfortable body positions, especially beneficial in the hood
  • Ergonomic shape design for optimal grip comfort
  • Self-standing, like all Ovation pipettes!

FAQs
 

How is ali-Q different than any other pipet controller?

What sets ali-Q apart from every other standard pipet controller is its revolutionary aliquoting technology.

  1. Simply turn the aliquot volume set dial to the volume you wish to repetitively dispense.
  2. Then, aspirate as much volume as you will need to dispense the full number of aliquots. (Ex: You need to dispense 10 x 1 mL aliquots, then aspirate at least 10 mL)
  3. Finally, press and hold the purple aliquot button to dispense each aliquot.

Eliminate time-consuming and inconsistent meniscus eyeballing! Let the ali-Q‘s state of the art intelligent measuring system do all the work for you!

NOTE: ali-Q can also be used the same way as any other standard pipet controller!

What volumes can I aliquot?

The ali-Q can be set to accurately dispense aliquots from 0.5 mL to 5.0 mL using the aliquot volume set dial.

The number of aliquots that can be dispensed is only limited by the size of the serological pipet used with ali-Q.

 

 

How many aliquots can I dispense?

The number of aliquots that ali-Q can dispense in one cycle is only limited by the volume capacity of the serological pipet used!

 

 

What are the accuracy and precision performance specs?

When using ali-Q as a standard pipet controller, the accuracy and precision (CV%) is determined by the graduations on the serological pipet used, which are typically 1-2%, as well as the user’s ability to consistently eyeball the meniscus and control the liquid dispense.

When using ali-Q as an aliquoting pipet controller,  accuracy and precision (CV%) specifications are as follows:

With Wobble-not serological pipet (any size)
2% accuracy and 1% CV @ 5.0 mL
2% accuracy and 2% CV @ 0.5 mL

With any other brand serological pipet (any size)
3% accuracy and 2% CV @ 5.0 mL
4% accuracy and 3% CV @ 0.5 mL

NOTE: ali-Q is factory calibrated with Wobble-not serological pipets for optimal accuracy and precision.

What effect does varying temperature, humidity and pressure have on the performance?

NEGLIGIBLE!

Whether you are on a mountain top, desert plains or a tropical island, the ali-Q‘s state of the art smart measuring technology will compensate and correct for extreme environmental conditions!

Thanks to the numerous high resolution sensors, gauges and valves in ali-Q‘s intelligent measuring system, ali-Q can automatically make adjustments to dispensed aliquot volumes in real-time to compensate for varying environmental conditions!

No need for in- lab calibration adjustments or correction factors!

What effect does varying dispense angles have on the performance?

Again, NEGLIGIBLE! (See above)

Whether you’re working in a hood, or on an open bench top, you can be confident in the accuracy and precision performance. The ali-Q has an internal accelerometer that makes automatic real-time adjustments to aliquot dispensing at varying angles.

No need for awkward and uncomfortable body positioning and contortion to maintain a 90 degree dispense angle!

Testimonials

I manually pipette many samples a day. That caused a lot of pressure on my shoulder and elbow, and especially my thumb when ejecting tips. I developed elbow pain and numbness that was diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome and required surgery. Now I'm using an Ovation and haven't had any further problems.

Dawn Cherry, Medical Laboratory Technologist

In our lab, we all experience shoulder and wrist strains and overall tightness in the back and shoulders from using axial pipettes. With the Ovation, though, you don't have to hold it up very high to clear the test tubes. And the tips fit so well, they're easy to put on and easy to eject.

Serena G, Microbiologist

I used to have tennis elbow and I don't even play tennis. It was from pipetting. I had to stop for a couple of months and start physical therapy. Now I also use the Ovation. I just love it! It's so comfortable and my arm is better.

Jody Bowen, Sr. Technical Associate, University of Rochester

I wish the Ovation had been available 10 years ago. I'm convinced I would have never developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from pipetting. The Ovation uses nice, gentle motions without force. All the stresses and strains of the standard pipette are totally gone.

Karen Sklowoski, Medical Technologist, Marymount South Lab Copy

I was having a lot of pain in my wrist. I started using Ovation, and in less than a week, I stopped having problems!

Dr. George Stearns, Sr. Research Biologist, Nalco Chemical Company

Ovation pipettes are very easy to use. My hands never get tired or hurt when I use them. Their ergonomics distinguish them from all other pipettes. I have arthritis in my hands and these pipettes never stress my joints. Other pipettes make me reach uncomfortably or need too much pressure to release the tip. I absolutely love Ovation pipettes, would not use anything else!

Nancy Streets, BS, MT(ASCP)SH, QCYM, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Yellowstone Pathology Institute, Inc.

“The Wobble-not pipets are superior to traditional serological pipets regarding stability and total overall performance.  Great product that we will use for years to come!”

Kimberly White, Researcher V, University of Alabama at Birmingham