ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller by VistaLab Technologies

4.7
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5.0
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ali-Q 2 series with variable aliquoting speed model now available! ali-Q is the world's only aliquoting pipet controller. Innovative unique pipetting technology to give you 2-in-1 functionality using serological pipets. Accurate reproducible aliquoting/multidispensing with no need to watch the graduations and no need for special tips. Aspirate and dispense conventionally.


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Average Rating: 4.7
45 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Texas A&M University-San Antonio



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Can't live without this new tool! Great buy!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Teaching lab preparation

"This pipette controller has made all of the difference in the world for me. It cuts my prep time in half because instead of loading individual serological pipets and having to pay attention to how much I'm aliquoting - all I have to do with this one is set it and forget it. I can aliquot at least a dozen tubes in roughly 5 minutes, when I would have spent 15-20 minutes making sure I have the correct amount in each tube. I've not found a repeating pipette with this same ease of use. The only downside I have found, and this could be more user error than the pipette, is that when I use a 50 mL serological pipette, the pipette does leak as you move from tube to tube. However, I just use a smaller pipette and it works great. The accessories that come with the product, such as a magnetic holder and attachable stand, have made keeping my bench area clean a snap. The pipette controller is put away but easily accessible. The stand has made it easier to grab when I set it down in between samples. Overall, this is one of the best purchases I have made that has helped decrease my overall sample prep time."

Review date: 20 Nov 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Delaware



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product - completely recommend!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture, biochemical set up, reagent prep, etc. anything 3mL and above

"A solid pipette that can aliquot! Love the repeatability, and battery life is fantastic. Use it pretty much every day, multiple times a day running experiments."

Review date: 16 Nov 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Houston Methodist Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Consistent amount dispensed.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Aliquoting solution, making serial dilutions and tissue processing

"This product really streamlines our process, when we need to aliquot a set volume of alk lysis buffer or collagenase for tissue processing. We often processe a large number of sample (>100) - we need our tools to accurate and consistent, ali-Q aliquoting pipette controller is essentials for aiding us in our work."

Review date: 16 Nov 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Tepha, Inc



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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A nice product and excellent customer support!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analysis polymer samples

"We ordered a VistaLab Ali-Q2 in May 2020 and it has worked pretty well for a while. Then one day it stopped working suddenly. After contacting the customer support, we got a replacement in 24 hrs, which is super fast. The replacement works, so far so good."

Review date: 16 Nov 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
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  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: Robertet Flavors inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Every lab should have one.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Food flavors

"Good product, easy to use. delivers accurate amounts of sample."

Review date: 15 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Cepheid



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Makes repetitive pipetting much more bearable.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Research and development

"Easy to use; accurate volumes; no problems in purchasing."

Review date: 13 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: merck



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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This has become a front line instrument on my benchtop.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tisssue culture and immunoassays

"When doing repetitive pipetting of fixed volumes, this pipette cannot be beat. I have checked the accuracy and precision and found it to be quite good."

Review date: 05 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very useful.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Aliquoting protein or buffer

"This product meets a need that was lacking. It allows me to make accurate aliquots quickly without having to go back into my source container for each aliquot."

Review date: 04 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: UNC Chapel Hill



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great when it works, some charging issues.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Tissue culture work

"We had some charging issues with our two original controllers, but VistaLabs were happy to replace both of them free-of-charge. One of the new controllers developed another strange charging issue a couple of months after we received it, but again, VistaLabs technical support helped us through the problem. The controller itself works great. We are able to easily control the pipetting speeds, and the automatic aliquotting feature is very useful when making a large amount of aliquots."

Review date: 04 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Tulane University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Our favorite pipette controller in the lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Isolation of cells, cell culture and cell staining

"We love the ease of use and excellent control when trying to slowly pipette while layering on ficol. We have other sero pipette controllers in the lab, but this one is always the favorite because of the fine control. The aliquoting feature is especially nice when doing washes or working with a lot of tubes."

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Baylor College of Medicine



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Good economical idea.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Plasma serum aliquoting

"Well made product that fills a need. More cost effective than pipetors with disposable tips and easier to use."

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Yale School of Public Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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A little ray of sunshine in these challenging times.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Dispensing large numbers of high demand, 3 mL aliquots

"Super easy to use. Makes life so much better with quick and reliable aliquoting of 3 mL volumes. Really great customer service helped us get one ASAP as well as giving much appreciated after-sales support. Highly recommend."

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Walter Reed Army Intitute of Technology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great to have, easy to use, worth the investment.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"This pipette aide makes prepping tubes for serial dilution so much easier. So far, the battery life has not been an issue. Will definitely buy again."

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Amazing product, saves time and effort. Increases accuracy.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze metabolites in tissue culture, bacterial culture, and aliquoting reagents

"This product is great, the auto aliquot feature saves a lot of time both during procedural work and during the maintenance of reagents in the lab. It also helps to maintain exact amounts of reagents throughout an experiment, which aids in cutting down variance and human error. Love it! Would definitely recommend."

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Vanderbilt university medical center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good product, easy to use with great after sales service.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"This is a neat piece of equipment to have. It has good ergonomics, especially for accurate repetition. It would be nice to have different speeds, which I am told the next generation has. The after sales service was really good. We had a small issue with the charger and the company sent us a brand-new unit, including pipette and extras within a few days. We have had no further problems. "

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Washington University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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I would highly recommend the ali-Q, in particular for repetitive tasks.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Tissue culture

"I found it was quite easy to use overall. The mechanism is different from most other pipette aids I have used, in that when drawing up or dispensing liquid, the motor/pump doesn't always run exactly when you push the buttons, even though it begins moving the liquid immediately. This can be disconcerting at first, but overall I find the ali-Q operation to be the smoothest of any pipette aid I've ever used, as the buttons are very responsive to differing levels of pressure. While other pipette aids are full blast when drawing or dispensing liquids, varying levels of pressure with the ali-Q give very precise corresponding speeds of drawing or dispensing. As far as the aliquoting function, I would say this is hands down the best part. It makes very quick work of repetitive tasks, like dispensing media into multiple 12-well tissue culture plates."

Review date: 02 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Vermont



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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I use this for all my cell culture and aliquoting needs.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"I really like this product. It is a little heavier than some other controllers, but not much. You do need to find the right angle (pretty much vertical, as steep angle promotes splashing) for dispensing if you don't want it to splash, especially if you have a model without variable aspiration/dispensing speed."

Review date: 01 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Flow cytometry and hematology laboratory

"This pipettor is very easy to use. Upon receiving this pipettor I checked the calibration and found it extremely accurate. Made reconstituting controls and other reagents much more streamlined. Very happy with this product."

Review date: 01 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: LeBonheur Children's Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very glad we purchased this pipette.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Feeding cell culture tubes and vials

"Everyone that has used the pipette loves it. We have not had any trouble with it at all. I love that it stands up on its own. It is very easy to use. We use a different brand of serological pipette and they work well."

Review date: 01 May 2020 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Ceva Biomune



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Valuable tool in the lab.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Pipetting and repetitive dispensing

"The instrument has been a needed addition to our daily laboratory process. The dispensing mode made our work more efficient and reproducible. Time between charge is phenomenal (I charge mine approximately once every other week). It's ergonomic, not too heavy, and beautiful. I love it."

Review date: 17 Dec 2019 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Mayo Clinic



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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I love this for set volume aliquots and gradients but have trouble pipetting blood.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture and general lab use

"I originally loved this product because I frequently layer blood over a lymphoprep gradient and have to do it slowly. The Alli-Q is far better at this than our other Drummonds! However, I also often have to pipet blood to cryovials and for some reason, maybe because of the density of the blood, sometimes once you start to pipet, it continues to pipet even after releasing the trigger. I then have to very quickly recover to the original source or I have a mess in my ice bath! We have also had problems with the charging port falling in, but that was all replaced at no charge with all four pipettes - excellent customer service. Some of the lab members do not like that it will frequently make charging sounds when not in use, but this does not bother me. I also enjoy the ability to set the volume of dispensing up to 5 ml, would even prefer up to 6 ml if an updated version 2 is made. If I could only figure out the blood pipetting issue, I would give this 5 stars!"

Review date: 02 Dec 2019 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Alabama, Birmingham



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent product.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"Fantastic pipette. Saves work from repeated pipetting work, helps me aliquot my samples precisely and dispense equivalent amounts when I need exact experimental conditions between my groups."

Review date: 02 Dec 2019 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of South Forida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    1 out of 5
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Easy to use but broken again.
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Filling hundreds of tubes with media

"Very easy to use - set the volume up to 5mL and go. Very accurate as well at all volumes. Our first one was faulty unfortunately so a replacement was sent. The replacement also stopped working after 3 months even though we only use it twice a week to fill 200 test tubes. I would try to fix it, but someone stole its charging cable."

Review date: 02 Dec 2019 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Simple and effective design!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Chemical assays

"Extremely easy to use and time-saving for dispensing media and reagents for chemical assays!"

Review date: 10 Dec 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Georgia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great pipette. Buy it and you won't regret it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Vaccine development research

"I performed the purchase when the laboratory was starting 3 years ago. While other equipment has to be sent to repair or calibrate, Our Ovation ali-Q pipette is still working like the very first day. I have been working in several laboratories worldwide including Spain, United Kingdom, Ecuador, and USA; and these are the best pipettes that I have used. I had already recommended them to other users and I will definitely buy more when I start my own lab in the near future."

Review date: 04 Dec 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Baylor college of medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tissue culture

"It is easy to use. very good for plating 24 or 6 well plates."

Review date: 03 Dec 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Bristol-Myers Squibb



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Our lab is shifting over to this pipet!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture pipet application

"I love the aliquot feature of this pipette. Especially when I'm transfecting or boosting my cultures, the aliquot saves me a bunch of effort and time. We purchased one at first, but the whole lab is setting aside our old pipettes and shifting to the ali-Q. In addition to the aliquot feature, we tried the wobble free pipette tips and we also love these. First, less 'drip'. Second, takes a lot less force and effort to put on and off. We highly recommend this product!"

Review date: 31 Jul 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Shanghai Ocean University-College of Fishery and Life Science - Toxicology Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Reliable results and smooth liquid control.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyze toxicology samples.

"The result is good and reproducible, the liquid flow is well controlled through the pipette. The only thing which may not be perfect I think, is the balance of weight distribution, especially if you're pipetting for a long time."

Review date: 09 Jul 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Idaho



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Will be purchasing in the near future after a very impressive demo of the product.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Basic microbial research

"Demoed the model for routine lab pipetting. Very impressed by its advanced ergonomics and the feel of the product. Very comfortable, even after long periods of use."

Review date: 17 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Profectus BioSciences, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great improvement on the traditional pipetting devices!! Thank you!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tissue culture liquid handling and microtiter plate used (ELISA, etc.)

"Very ergonomic and easy to use. The idea of designing a pipetting device that can stand is extremely useful, especially in a biosafety cabinet environment"

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Profectus Biosciences Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great innovative instrument, cant wait to see what the newer models have!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:daily use for aliquoting samples and buffer

"This is a great instrument, ergonomic in design, useful in the biosafety hood, helps decrease hand fatigue, accurate in multi dispensing or aliquoting, easy to use, enabled high throughput accuracy in a shorter amount of time, would certainly recommend to others!"

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Profectus Biosciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Every lab should have one.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Aliquotting cell culture media

"The Ovation ali-Q has become instrumental for performing high throughput pre-clinical and clinical cell based assays in our lab. Aliquotting media into hundreds of tubes has become easier. Because the technology is based on a familiar platform of serological pipette dispenser, it is very easy to use and its small footprint makes it versatile to use inside the biosafety cabinet or the benchtop. Dispensing volumes are accurate and the price is reasonable."

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Midwestern University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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What a Great Idea!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cell culture

"The Ali-Q has quickly become a lab favorite. It has proven to be accurate, reliable and very easy to use. It's a huge help in our lab because we no longer have to watch the volume dispensed while making sure the tip doesn't touch any part of the flask, well or plate. We can feed the maximum number of flasks with a single larger volume pipette."

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: JMI Laboratories



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Lab assistants are now wanting to aliquot media, even when it isn't a high priority.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Aliquoted media

"We do a great deal of aliquoting media into cryovial tubes. The ease of the dial to set the amount and quick dispensing ability has made this task extremely more efficient."

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Duke U. Med. Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Unsurpassed ease of setting and dispensing aliquots with a handheld pipette controller.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Mammalian cell culture

"This is the first pipette controller I have seen that has an intuitive method of dispensing precise aliquots. Following the Ovation pipette, the engineers at VistaLab continue their outstanding record of combining elegant design with instinctive functionality."

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: CBRE



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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The Ovation® ali-Q™ has made sample prep fun again.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sample Preparation

"Sample Prep has become a much easier step thanks to the VistaLab Technologies' Ovation® ali-Q™."

Review date: 16 Apr 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Our tissue culture friend!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tissue culture

"Great for dispensing the same amount repeatedly. It aliquots certain amounts (between 0.5 ml and 5.0 ml) from the pipette of your choice. It has standard up and down buttons the same as other pipettes plus the aliquot button which dispenses the selected amount. You can combine both functions so dispensing 1.5 ml x 10 plus 10 ml x 1ml can be done with one 25 ml pipette. You can concentrate on the tip of the pipette and the culture plates because you don't have to watch the graduations on the pipette."

Review date: 19 Mar 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Georgia Poultry Laboratory



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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So glad we ordered.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA and tube agglutination

"Very effective for our use, yielding highly reproducible results and very easy to use."

Review date: 09 Mar 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Moffitt Cancer Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent purchase for the money
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELispot and flow cytometry staining

"This unit is easy to use, fast, reliable, and accurate"

Review date: 28 Feb 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Geisel School of Medicine



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product, could use improvements in future models
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Tissue Culture

"In general this product is great and a brilliant idea. In practice, it generally works, however the device is fairly heavy and the purple dispensing button is occasionally sticky. Also the aliquotting is in general fairly accurate, however I find that it ends up dispensing just slightly more than what I list. Also another area of improvement is that the dial is not the most accurate and could be locked in. In general a great product."

Review date: 27 Feb 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: US FDA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great pipette filler. Easy to set and easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology and molecular biology

"This pipette filler is the same price as many others on the market. However, I like it better for a few reasons: 1) it stands on it own. It doesn't need a separate stand, but it does come with one if you choose. 2) it can be used as a regular pipette filler and the buttons are sensitive enough that you can adjust the speed of fill and dispense. 3) it has a feature that allows you to set a volume to dispense (calibrated) and a separate button you push to repeat this. It is easy to set and easy to use."

Review date: 26 Feb 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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A very good product.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:I have used it for two years

"I like to use it and recommended to my co-worker. Easy to use."

Review date: 26 Feb 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Notre Dame



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Antibiotic resistance

"Great! Easy to use and consistent results. Aliquoting is a nice function."

Review date: 26 Feb 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Columbus Regional hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Great results
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Semen analysis

"According to the person who calibrates the device, the results are reproducible."

Review date: 26 Feb 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Social & Scientific Systems



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I've been waiting for this product for years. Thank God it is finally here.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Aliquotting

"This product saves us a great deal of time when performing large aliquotting jobs and does it more accurately than the average bench tech."

Review date: 29 Jan 2018 | ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller

Unlike any other pipet controller, ali-Q™ allows you to aliquot accurately with each push of the unique purple aliquoting button. Simply set the volume for each aliquot with the ali-Q™ dial and hold down the aliquoting button for each aliquot. Eliminate time-consuming and inconsistent meniscus eyeballing, i.e. no need to watch the graduations on the serological pipet. And now, the next generation ali-Q 2 series is here, with a new removable kickstand and on-board calibration, plus lighter in weight than the original.

3 models of ali-Q 2 available: 

  • high fixed speed ali-Q 2
  • low fixed speed ali-Q 2 LS
  • variable speed ali-Q 2 VS

The new Variable Speed ali-Q 2 model allows user to adjust the aliquoting speed to fit their application needs providing even more versatility for repeat pipetting in any application that requires multidispensing the same volume over and over again.  And all you need are serological pipets for repeat pipetting as well as conventional pipetting with your 2-in-1 ali-Q 2 pipettor. Let ali-Q‘s proprietary innovative pipetting technology do all the work to save you time and effort with accuracy and superior reproducibility. Increase your productivity.  Pipetting is faster and easier with ali-Q.

Product Overview

ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller by VistaLab Technologies product image

ali-Q™ aliquoting pipet controller

Manufacturer VistaLab Technologies

4.7 / 5.0 | 45 reviews