The new range of ICSI-Plus™ pipettes from RI have a sharper tip for better penetration. They also do not suffer, like some pipettes, with sperm irreversibly sticking in the pipettes. The new design provides a consistently smooth action and has been developed in RI’s new cutting edge cleanroom facility.
ICSI-Plus™ injection micropipette features include a parallel section for fine sperm control, a sharp bevel formed by RI’s unique, specialised production equipment, a sharp spike and a consistent opening diameter with no closing or deformation near the tip where the spike has been formed. Non-spiked versions are also available.
Both spiked and non-spiked ICSI-Plus™ micropipettes are available with bend angles of 0°, 20°, 25°, 30° and 35°. The pipettes are packaged in RI’s Twista-Pak™ which provides easy, damage free removal of the pipette and are colour coded to aid identification.
The micropipettes are embryo safety tested on a batch basis using the highest industry pass mark in Mouse Embryo Assay (MEA) – at least 80% of the test embryos must reach the blastocyst stage at day 6. The batches are also certified free of endotoxins by the Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) test (<0.5 Eu/ml pass mark). Micropipettes are sterilised by an approved gamma irradiation facility meeting ISO 11137 standards.