The Cheapette: An Affordable Micropipette For The MassesElectrical and Mechanical Engineering
- Jeremy Jonas
"Micropipettes are among one of the most utilized scientific tools in the fields of biology and chemistry, with their recent increased demand seen in the medical field for vaccine distribution and testing to combat the Covid-19 Pandemic. Unlike other commercial micropipettes the Cheapette prototype is designed to offset the total cost of the equipment in environments where exact precision isn't a necessity. The price point of these tools, base models as high as $500 a piece, keeps them out of reach for many institutions and individuals, while the Cheapette allows schools and people with limited financial resources to take advantage of micropipette functionalities through a simpler version at a couple of dollars per unit."