Why do people use flat, spiked and non-spiked biopsy pipettes?
Biopsy pipettes are available depending on personal preference. Flat biopsy pipettes are the most popular for extracting cells.
Which biopsy pipettes are suitable for Polar Body Biopsy?
Smaller biopsy pipettes such as the 14 micron is ideal for this. Usually Polar Body Biopsies are performed with a spiked pipette but if the procedure is laser-assisted then a flat end is equally suitable.
What is the most “popular” micropipette to perform Trophectoderm Biopsies?
There are a few different techniques and preferences out there. But the good news is, we can supply any type of pipet that matches their preference. Most commonly people will use flat and polished pipettes:
MBB-FP-SM-(angle) – flat & polished, 30µm I.D.
MBB-FP-XS-(angle) – flat & polished, 25µm I.D.
MBB-FP-XXS-(angle) – flat & polished, 20µm I.D.
The important thing to note about the size options for trophectoderm pipette, is that smaller ID pipettes tend to give more fine suction control. This may be beneficial when trying to aspirate as few trophectoderm cells as possible.