TPC Micropipettes

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  • TPC Micropipettes

    The Pipette Company was founded in 1999 by a group of Australian scientists working in reproductive medicine.

    Strict principles of designing micropipettes for optimal clinical outcomes made the high quality pipettes a success from day one.

    In 2000 the first micropipettes were shipped to embryologists and the popularity of the very carefully designed ICSI pipettes grew quickly.

    • Designed by embryologists and reproductive scientists
    • Precision manufactured in Australia, to the strictest standards
    • Every pipette is checked and measured repeatedly during manufacture by experienced technicians

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    This product is available for sale in selected countries worldwide.

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    Design Principles

    TPC offers a standard range of micromanipulation pipettes which have been designed to provide optimal clinical outcomes and minimise oocyte/embryo degeneration rates. Specific design features include:

    • Long, parallel tapers provide smooth, effortless fluid control during micromanipulation.
    • The bases of all pipettes are cut square and are lightly heat polished to prevent sharp edges from damaging silicon seals inside microtool holders.
    • Injection pipettes have a precision engineered ‘sharp-blunt’ spike which penetrates the zona pellucida easily, but does not tear the oolemma and cause oocyte degeneration. TPC spikes are very consistent and uniform in both shape and length.
    • Holding pipettes have a large, square, flat face and a proportionately large inner diameter, which provides better support for the oocyte and embryo and reduces distortion during micromanipulation.
    • Biopsy pipettes have a beveled or square face, and a lightly heat-polished tip without nicks or chips, which enables the user to safely remove cells with minimal damage to the embryo or the biopsied cells.
    • Zona drilling pipettes are square and lightly heat polished to reduce the possibility of damage to the embryo or polar body due to sharp edges.
    • Zona cutting (PZD) pipettes are stout and sharp, ensuring easy penetration of the zona pellucida.

    ICSI Micropipettes

    Designed for optimal outcome and minimal oocyte degeneration. Long parallel tapers provide smooth, effortless fluid control during micromanipulation.

    Easy penetration of the zona pellucida and gentle progression through the oolemma with minimal risk of tearing.
    Optimal design for loading and injecting multiple sperm.
    Manufactured in Australia and supervised by reproductive scientists.
    No compromise on quality

    Advantages

    • Easy immobilization of sperm
    • Very fine fluid control and suction during use
    • Easy penetration of the zona pellucida and gentle progression through the oolemma with minimal risk of tearing
    • Optimal design for loading and injecting multiple sperm

    Characteristics

    • Very long taper
    • Long parallel wall section
    • Long bevel
    • Sharp-Blunt Spike™

    TPC Biopsy Micropipettes

    Flat or beveled lightly heat polished tips to facilitate safe and easy removal of blastomeres.  Long parallel tapers provide smooth effortless fluid control during micromanipulation.

    TPC Zona Dissection Micropipettes

    Manufactured in Australia and supervised by reproductive scientists.  No compromise on quality.

    TPC Holding Micropipettes

    Large, flat square faces with a proportionately large ID to provide better support for oocytes and embryos and reduce distortion during micromanipulation.

    TPC Assisted Hatching Micropipettes

    Long parallel tapers provide smooth effortless fluid control during micromanipulation.

    ICSI Pipettes

    Reference Pipette Type Finish Style Tip Angle Internal Diameter (microns) Outer Diameter (microns) Distance tip to bend (mm)
    LISR Standard Injection –  30° Bevel 30 5 µm 1mm
    LICR-TA35 Standard Injection –  30° Bevel 35 5 µm 1mm
    LICR-TA25 Standard Injection –  30° Bevel 25 5 µm 1mm
    LICR-TA20 Standard Injection –  30° Bevel 20 5 µm 1mm
    LISL Left Handed Injection –  30° Bevel Left Handed 30 5 µm 1mm
    LICR-SBS Short Spike Injection –  30° Bevel Shorter Spike 30 5 µm 1mm
    LICR-ID4 Small ID Injection – 24° Bevel 30 4 µm 1mm
    LICR-ID4TA30 Small ID Injection – 24° Bevel 30 4 µm 0.6mm
    LICR-ID4TL0.6 Small ID Injection – 24° Bevel 35 4 µm 0.6mm
    LICR-OD5 Small ID Injection –  20° Bevel No Spike 30 4 µm 1mm

    Biopsy Pipettes

    Reference Pipette Type Finish Style Tip Angle Internal Diameter (microns) Outer Diameter (microns) Distance tip to bend (mm)
    LBSR Biopsy Beveled – 40° 30 23 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD27BA90 Biopsy Flat 30 21 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD30BA90 Biopsy Flat 30 23 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD32TA35 Biopsy Flat 35 25 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD35BA90 Biopsy Flat 30 27 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD35TA35 Biopsy Flat 35 27 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD40BA90 Biopsy Flat 30 31 µm 1mm
    LBC-OD40TA35 Biopsy Flat 35 31 µm 1mm

    Holding Pipettes

    Reference Pipette Type Finish Style Tip Angle Internal Diameter (microns) Outer Diameter (microns) Distance tip to bend (mm)
    LHC-OD75TA35 Small Holding 35 15 µm 75 µm 1mm
    LHC-OD100TA35 Medium Holding 35 15 µm 100 µm 1mm
    LHC-OD100ID20 Medium Holding 30 20 µm 100 µm 1mm
    LHC-OD100TA20 Medium Holding 20 20 µm 100 µm 1mm
    LHC-ID15 Standard Holding 30 15 µm 120 µm 1mm
    LHS Standard Holding 30 25 µm 120 µm 1mm
    LHC-TA20 Standard Holding 20 25 µm 120 µm 1mm
    LHC-TA25 Standard Holding 25 25 µm 120 µm 1mm
    LHC-TA35 Standard Holding 35 25 µm 120 µm 1mm
    LHC-ID30 Standard Holding 30 30 µm 120 µm 1mm
    LHC-ID30TA35 Standard Holding 35 30 µm 120 µm 1mm

    Zona Dissection Micropipettes

    Reference Pipette Type Finish Style Tip Angle Internal Diameter (microns) Outer Diameter (microns) Distance tip to bend (mm)
    LCS Zona Cutting 30 1mm
    LCC-TA35 Zona Cutting 35 1mm

    Assisted Hatching Micropipettes

    Reference Pipette Type Finish Style Tip Angle Internal Diameter (microns) Outer Diameter (microns) Distance tip to bend (mm)
    LDS Zona Drilling 30 9 µm 1mm
    LDC-TA35 Zona Drilling 35 9 µm 1mm
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