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40 Years Old and Never Felt Better 

Mar 13 2018 Read 150 Times

Celebrating Pastette® Since 1978

Pasteur + Pipette = Pastette

Invented by Louis Pasteur in the middle of the 19th century, glass Pasteur pipettes were introduced in laboratories to prevent contamination when transferring small volumes of liquid. Forty years ago, the relatively new technology of plastic blow moulding offered an economical and practical advantage over glass products.

This manufacturing technique was improving and progressing at quite a pace, and ideas for its application expanding. Combining the simple glass Pasteur pipette with its rubber teat, into a single piece plastic pipette was one such idea that proved to be a great success.

Similarly the words Pasteur Pipette were combined to create the Alpha Laboratories’ Pastette® brand. First available to laboratories in Europe in 1978, Pastette is now used by thousands of laboratories worldwide and the range has expanded to over 50 designs developed in response to users’ specific application requirements.

Original and Still the Best

Since their original conception plastic pipettes have been reproduced by many manufacturers, but Pastette users still assure us, genuine Pastettes are the very best.
Why? Because Pastettes have a renowned flexibility and soft, responsive feel which makes them especially easy to use and control.

Here’s what users say:

“The graduation marks are great for aliquoting liquids to a rough measure in equal quantities.”

“All of the BMS staff in the laboratory find them very easy to use.”

“The products are very reliable, good quality sterile pipettes and give accurate liquid handling with reproducible results. We’ve tried other brands but none measure up to the Pastette quality.”

“The controllable bulb of the 1ml graduated Pastette allows drop wise additions that give the precision needed for our application.”

Celebrate with Alpha Laboratories

As a forty year birthday is something to celebrate, throughout 2018, Alpha Laboratories will be organising various competitions and promotions to commemorate this milestone event. The Pastette 40th Anniversary Giveaway is running throughout the year. Find a Golden Ticket inside a box of Pastettes and you will instantly win one of 40 great prizes.

Find out more at

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