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

Availability

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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