Apricot i-Pipette / Pro

The i-Pipette automated pipettor is the perfect solution for laboratories with larger multifunctional automated liquid handling platforms for situations when a quicker and easier system is needed to perform basic operations without the need for excessive training and method programming. The 96 / 384 Channel automated pipettor can work with different pipetting heads and use 8 / 12 / 16 / 24 / 96 and 384 Channels in the range of 0.5 and 1000µl.

i-Pipette models use manual operation to lock the pipettor head and to move the plate elevator

i-Pipette Pro models use motorized operation to lock the pipettor head and to move the plate elevator

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Now you can have the benefits of high-performance multichannel pipetting at an easy price point. The i-Pipette is based on proven automated pipetting engineering from liquid handling experts Apricot Designs. Apricot Designs has been continuously developing, improving and offering multichannel pipettors for more than two decades. This expertise has been focused on bringing automation capabilities within reach of every lab.

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Features and Benefits

  • Performs 12 times faster than an 8-channel handheld pipettor; pipette to all 96 wells without having to replace tips 12 times.
  • Reduce the tedium and potential repetitive motion injuries that come with multiple hand-held pipettings with an 8-channel pipettor.
  • Flexible design for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96 and 384-well microplates.
  • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other Apricot pipettors.
  • Uses the unique EZ-Load disposable tips for the simplest no-tool, no-pressure loading of tips.
  • Easily controlled through a simple interface on the iPod Touch; requires minimal operator training and no external computer is necessary.
  • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods.
  • Includes manual indexing plate to allow work with 96 or 384 plates (use indexer to work with 384 plates on 96-channel pipettor or to work with 96 plates on 384-channel pipettor).



  • Dispensing Precision <3% CV at 1 ul (96-125/384 version) <3% CV at 5 ul (96-500 version)
  • Dispensing Accuracy +/- 2% at 1 ul (96-125/384 version) +/- 2% at 10 ul (96-500 version)
  • Resolution 0.1 ul (96-125/384 version) 1 ul (96-500 version)
  • Pipette Volume 0.5 – 125 ul (96-125/384 version) 1-500 ul (96-500 version)
  • Dimensions 229W x 356D x 495H mm (add 135mm to width with iPod)
  • Weight Approx. 20 kg
  • Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ
  • Operating Temperature 10 – 38 ºC
  • Warranty 12-month extensive manufacturer warranty. Extended 12-month warranty and Annual Service plan are also available.

  • With an i-Pipette 96 model quickly and easily perform a 96 channel pipetting method into all wells of a 96-well plate in one operation, or 384 at once with the i-Pipette 384 model.
  • i-Pipette 96 models available in a range of volumes to match your volume requirements.
  • Economical and simple 1-position deck provides low capital investment and smallest footprint.
  • Optional 2-position shuttle offers expanded hands-off capability.



  • Plate replication
  • Plate reformatting
  • Reagent addition
  • Compound addition
  • Serial dilution (by column)




i-Pipette Series Brochure


i-Pipette Selection Guide


Head & Disposable Tip Selection Guide