It appears that handling 5 – 10 microliters of solutions by manual pipetting is not practical. Wouldn’t it require automated liquid handling instrument to dispense such small volumes, particularly with sticky biological samples?

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Handling of 5 – 10 microliters of solutions with a traditional plate or tube is not easy as a traditional microplate is designed to hold a much larger volume. The DropArray DA-Bead microplate is designed to facilitate handling small volumes of solutions specifically. With the help of Rainin pipettes, DropArray users have found that the handling of small volumes is not different from larger volumes for a traditional plate.