aliquoting pipet controller

Faster and Easier Aliquoting. No Need to Watch the Lines.
More Accurate and Reproducible Than by Eye. ali-Q<sup>TM</sup> <br>aliquoting pipet controller

Repeat pipetting plus conventional pipetting with a single 2-in-1 controller.

  • Highly reproducible accuracy with the press of one button
  • Use any size and any brand of serological pipets
  • Plus aspirate and dispense as you’re used to
  • Ideal for cell culture, dispensing media, filling plates, tubes, cryovials, etc.

Read 3 reasons why ali-Q 2 will pay for itself


You asked and we listened! The ali-QTM2 offers more versatility with features to make your work even easier.

New Features of the ali-QTM 2 series:

  • Speed dial for adjustable aliquoting speed (VS model only)
  • On-board calibration software
  • Removable kickstand
  • Lighter weight
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all 3 models of the ali-qTM2 series
ali-QTM2ali-QTM2 LS Low aliquoting speedali-QTM2 VS Variable aliquoting speed
VistaLab Catalog No.2100-00052100-00032100-1005
Aliquoting Volume Range0.5 - 5.0 mL0.3 - 3.0 mL0.5 - 5.0 mL
Aliquot Speed Control (Dial)NoNoYes
Aliquoting Speed/ForceHigh (fixed)Low (fixed)Custom adjustable (7 speeds)
On-board Calibration YesYesYes
Removable KickstandYesYesYes
Mfr. Suggested Price$577$577$697

ali-QTM2 accuracy and precision performance specs

When using ali-QTM2 as a conventional 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-QTM2 as an aliquoting pipet controller, accuracy and precision (CV) specifications are as follows:


It’s being put to extensive use in my PC3 lab where we are conducting all important CoVID-19 research. As you can imagine, we have a large amount of assays to perform, with lots of aliquoting to do accurately and this pipette has saved us hours already.

The variable speed control means that when I’m overlaying agar onto cells, I can smoothly control the speed the hot agar is delivered and that the monolayer isn’t disturbed. Everyone that has used it has loved it.


Julie McAuley, PhD Julie McAuley, PhD Senior Research Officer
The Doherty Institute
Melbourne, Australia

Fantastic pipette. Saves work from repeated pipetting work, helps me aliquot my samples precisely and dispense equivalent amounts when I need exact experimental conditions between my groups.

Gabriel Rezonzew, MD Gabriel Rezonzew, MD Research Associate
University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

We have experiments where we must quickly divide a microbial culture into 7 to 10 aliquots for different experimental treatments. We have students and rotators doing short-term projects in the lab who have a hard time becoming adept at using the usual electronic pipettors and will waste time pipetting up and down until they get to the correct volume. The ali-Q Pipet Controller eliminates this learning curve for beginners, and makes things easier for veterans in the lab.

John K. Crane, MD, PhD John K. Crane, MD, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases
University at Buffalo, NY

I’ve used the ali-Q for about one year now and it saves me a lot of time in cell culture. I do a lot of cell culture in smaller dishes but in high numbers. Pipetting liquids in large numbers, especially when using volumes such as 2.3 ml, instead of 2.5 ml or 3 ml, as required, can be challenging. With the ali-Q I just pre-select the amount I need and can continue to pipette without calculating in between or having to pull up a fresh dose.

Dr. Denise Kemler Dr. Denise Kemler Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
Post Doctoral Associate
University of Florida

The ali-Q is not only an economical choice of repeating pipet, but one of high quality. I utilize the ali-Q each day and appreciate the ergonomic shape, accuracy at high and small volumes, as well as the overall aesthetic of the product. I highly recommend this product for anyone who is aliquoting high volumes every day–this option will save you time, wrist pain, as well as increase accuracy. When used in conjunction with Vista Lab’s wobble-not serological pipet tips, leaking is non-existent!

Kelsey O'Brien Kelsey O'Brien Research Technician
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Unsurpassed ease of setting and dispensing aliquots with a handheld pipette controller. This is the first pipette controller I have seen that has an intuitive method of dispensing precise aliquots. The engineers at VistaLab continue their outstanding record of combining elegant design with instinctive functionality.

Michael J. Campa, PhD Michael J. Campa, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

This pipette filler is the same price as many others on the market. However, I like it better for a few reasons: 1) it stands on it own. It doesn’t need a separate stand, but it does come with one if you choose. 2) it can be used as a regular pipette filler and the buttons are sensitive enough that you can adjust the speed of fill and dispense. 3) it has a feature that allows you to set a volume to dispense (calibrated) and a separate button you push to repeat this. It is easy to set and easy to use.

Joey M. Joey M. Microbiology and molecular biology
Satisfied ali-Q user

The manufacturing area that uses the ali-Q is a media prep area.  Often times they have to prep media and sterilely aliquot up to 120, 5 mL aliquots in a biosafety cabinet.  Having the capability to aspirate 50 mL at a time and aliquot 5 mL without having to watch the level has been a game changer and the associates are able to complete the makeup much quicker with the ali-Q pipettor.  Thanks for providing this innovative product.

Melissah R. Melissah R. Satisfied ali-Q user

Great! Easy to use and consistent results. Aliquoting is a nice function.

Nichole S. Nichole S. Satisfied ali-Q user