Mettler-Toledo Pipettes Improve Accuracy and Reduce Lab Management Costs

Oakland, California - September 12, 2013 - To support the pipette management efforts of researchers working in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries worldwide, METTLER TOLEDO has embedded RFID tags in all of its premium Rainin air displacement pipettes - including its recently-released E4 XLS electronic model. This addition helps labs establish advanced calibration schedules through heightened pipette tracking capabilities for significant time savings and lowered lab management costs.

Regularly-scheduled calibration is a key component of pipetting reliability. By combining Rainin pipettes with Rainin’s RFID reader and LabXTM Direct Pipette-ScanTM software, users can immediately determine an individual pipette’s complete profile including: serial number, manufacture date, calibration-due date and any user-assigned attributes. This helps a user understand the status of the pipette and determine if calibration is needed to ensure its accuracy almost immediately. Context-sensitive help in 15 languages ensures that users worldwide can access the advantages of RFID-enabled pipettes. Fast data recall reduces the occurrence of costly performance issues.

User-defined attributes are housed in 12 customizable data fields contained on the pipette’s RFID tag. These fields, as well as ongoing calibration and performance data, can be exported to MicrosoftWord® and Excel® or used as a text file, allowing custom report creation or LabX data integration into other asset management applications.

Rainin pipettes that offer RFID technology include manual, electronic, single-channel, multi-channel and adjustable-spacer models to encompass all of a lab’s most intricate and complex pipetting needs. For more on how Rainin RFID-enabled pipettes can help increase lab accuracy and decrease costs, visit www.mt.com/Rainin-RFID.

About METTLER TOLEDO

Rainin Instrument, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of METTLER TOLEDO, a leading supplier of precision instruments and services worldwide. Rainin pipettes have long been the largest selling brand in North America and consistently ranks among the top premium pipette brands in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. METTLER TOLEDO is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. It holds top three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. The company is also the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about Rainin and METTLER TOLEDO can be found at www.mt.com.

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