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Ovation Ergonomic Pipettes

Ergonomics is a science, not a slogan.  How your lab can benefit from an ergonomic pipette.

VistaLab Technologies, takes the science of ergonomics quite seriously.  They've spent years working with ergonomic experts to study the physiological dynamic pipetting and the root causes behind injury.  It was clear that simply decreasing button pressure or changing a grip wouldn't make a pipette ergonomic - an entirely new type of device needed to be designed in order to truly minimize the risk factors so common with traditional pipettes.

Ergonomic Ovation Pipette

When selecting the best pipette, start by looking at the facts and how ergonomic pipetting can affect posture and prevent common pipetting injuries.

Ovation is a whole new class of pipette - not an adaptation of an old product.  Its unique design and features specifically target all the causes of stress, discomfort and pain.  In fact, in a recent comparative study1 between axial-style pipettes and Ovation, NIOSH concluded that Ovation "showed a significant reduction in the most important MSD (musculoskeletal disorder) risk factors for pipetting..."

To be "ergonomically correct" significant changes to traditional pipetting postures are essential, like:

  • minimizing forearm and wrist rotations
  • keeping a low arm and elbow height
  • relaxing the shoulders and upper arms

This is virtually impossible when using pipettes with elongated axial design.

A number of pipette manufactures have made changes to their old product designs and now label them as "ergonomic".  However, none of these changes affect pipetting posture - the true culprit behind prevalent injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and a host of other musculoskeletal disorders.

Ergonomic pipette comparison

VistaLab Technologies' ergonomic pipettes available from OneLab Shop

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