MPA-1200 Pipette from A&D Weighing

Variable or Fixed Volume Variable Volume
Volume Range Min (uL) 100
Volume Range Max (uL) 1200
Accuracy (%/uL) 2.5/100
Repeatability/Precision (%/uL) 0.6/100
Autoclavable Yes
Resolution (uL) 1

Getting the best-fit pipette for your everyday laboratory applications not only make way for improved user-efficiency but also for increased lab productivity. Aside from ensuring precise measurement and transfer of liquid samples to and from different sample vessels, using the right lab pipette leads you to accurate liquid handling results. With thousands of brands and models to select from in the market today, finding the perfect one to meet your lab requirements and budget can be quite challenging. Lab.Equipment understands how this can also be time consuming and is here to cut through all the noise, making your pipette selection faster. Check out if the A&D MPA-1200 single channel electronic pipette is the most suitable unit for your experiments by going through our frequently asked questions as well as customer reviews below. To help with your search and for easier evaluation of the A&D MPA-1200 against other laboratory pipettes, you can utilize our compare checkboxes and see side-by-side specification comparisons.

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Whether for facilities with large pipetting demands or for laboratories that carry out routinary pipetting of time sensitive samples, electronic pipettes like the A&D MPA series can easily do the work for you. Recommended for use in applications such as protein assays, ELISA, PCR, and more on 96-well or 384-well microplates, the A&D MPA-1200 single channel variable volume electronic pipette is a good and economical choice compared to automated pipetting systems, especially for budget conscious scientific laboratories and educational institutions.

How much liquid media can the A&D MPA-1200 single channel electronic pipette accommodate?

The A&D MPA-1200 electronic pipette lets you transport liquid samples with volumes ranging from 100 - 1200 uL.

I usually work on experiments dealing with small volumes of media, what type of electronic pipette should I purchase?

A single-channel electronic pipette like the AND MPA1200 can boost your regular pipetting tasks.

Is the A&D MPA-1200 a fixed volume or variable volume pipette?

Perfect for when working with a range of assays and applications, the A&D MPA-1200 is a variable volume pipette, offering flexibility and letting you adjust volumes between 100 uL and 1200 uL.

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Compared to other single channel, variable volume, electronic pipettes, how much accuracy does the A&D Weighing MPA-1200 lab pipette offer?

Confidently handle liquids from one vessel to another with the A&D MPA1200 that comes with a 2.5/100 (%/uL) accuracy.

Can I secure pipetting reproducibility with the A&D MPA-1200 pipette?

Yes, the A&D MPA1200 guarantees close pipetting values with its 0.6/100 (%/uL) repeatability.

What pipetting modes come with the AND MPA-1200 single channel electronic pipette that can help increase my lab’s efficiency?

Lower instances of user-stress and common user-related errors with various pipetting modes listed below:

  • AUTO mode for standard automatic aspiration and dispensing

  • Multiple Dispensing modes (MD) for dividing an aspirated volume into multiple dispensing of a lower volume

  • Mixing mode (MIX) that allows users to set aspirating-dispensing cycles to mix and homogenize samples

  • Reverse Operation function that is best for when working with viscous samples

How is the A&D MPA-1200 single-channel electronic pipette better compared to mechanical pipettes?

Aside from providing improved ergonomics and convenience especially when doing routinary liquid handling tasks, the A&D MPA-1200 pipette with automated operation ensures consistent sample dispensing even with multiple users and pipetting actions considered. Unlike most manual pipettes, A&D MPA pipettes provide trouble-free operation and quick calibration either by volume (mL) or by weight (mg) to correct any possible errors brought by pipette tips used. Costing almost the same as manual pipettes but with more benefits, electronic pipettes from the A&D MPA series can also be substitutes for pipette controllers in some applications.

Any other features of the A&D MPA-1200 single channel pipette that would make me want to choose it over other models?

Engineered with a 9 program storage, the AND MPA-1200 lets users to quickly recall operations and combinations of dispensing volumes set. Designed with padding on all four corners of the pipette head plus a long and curved finger hook to secure grip at all times, frequent replacement of unit because of damage by falls is avoided. The unit also comes with an electronic control so risks of contamination likely brought about by excessive sample suction are reduced.

Is the A&D MPA-1200 variable volume pipette easy to clean and maintain?

Yes, since the MPA-1200 pipette is autoclavable. Sterilization is also not a struggle because the lower part of the pipette including its piston and tip holder can easily be separated from its head.

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A&D MPA Pipettes - Product Videos

Watch complete demos on how each pipetting mode works for efficient handling and consistent delivery of samples into microplates and other vessels. Learn how to set volume, mix, dispense, and aspirate using the MPA pipettes.

Sequential Aspirating (SA) Mode


Sequential Dispensing (SD) Mode


Multiple Dispensing (MD) Mode


Mixing (MIX) Mode


Dispensing and Mixing (AUTO + MIX) Mode


Reverse Operation Mode


MPA-1200 Variable Volume Single Channel Electronic Pipette

  • Industry leading price/performance ratio

  • True alternative to mechanical pipettes - for nearly the same cost!

  • Eliminate repetitive thumb strain by using light keystrokes with the index finger

  • Dispense by volume (μL), or weight (mg)

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose The MPA-1200

1. Automatic control ensures accuracy for everyone at all times
Unlike manual (mechanical) pipettes, dispensed quantities will not vary with each person or each pipetting motion. Automatic operation ensures uniform accurate pipetting for both novice and expert alike, making anyone’s assays always reliable.

2. Minimal stress, pain-free operation prevents errors due to fatigue

When the volume becomes large, a manual pipette is especially tiring to operate because of the large diameter of the cylinder and long movements of the piston. Operating a manual pipette requires holding out the thumb perpendicular to the hand and then pushing the plunger all the way down with a force of a few kilograms. Such irregular movement can easily cause a repetitive strain injury (RSI) in the base of the thumb as you repeat it day in, day out.

With the MPA series, it is possible to control the plunger by lightly pressing a key with the ball of the forefinger (like pulling a trigger), while maintaining all fingers in a natural, effortless grip. No longer will hours or days of pipetting make you feel any pain in your thumb. *1

**1 Our experiment verified that virtually no strain occurs at all after 3,000 repeated pipettings over a 5 hour period

3. Various useful pipetting functions, including multiple dispensing to a maximum of 99 times*1

This and other functions such as mixing and reverse operations will dramatically increase your work efficiency and accuracy.Apart from standard automatic aspirating and dispensing (AUTO mode), the following functions help greatly reduce time, stress and error associated with certain pipetting tasks:

  • Multiple dispensing (MD) mode

    The MD mode lets you divide one aspirated volume (e.g. 1200 µL) into multiple dispensings of a smaller volume (e.g. 100 µL × 12 times). Use of this function will dramatically increase efficiency when you have to deliver the same amount of sample repeatedly into microplate wells, etc. The MPA series automatically prevents error due to backlash, which presents itself when the operation switches from aspirating to dispensing. You therefore need not discard the first dispensing volume as being inaccurate, as is the case with conventional electronic pipettes.

  • Mixing (MIX) mode

    In MIX mode the pipette executes with one key press a set number of aspirating-dispensing cycles to mix and homogenize the solution in the receiving vessel. The same task using a manual pipette particularly tires your thumb and is also difficult to perform correctly when the mixing volume is small (prone to mix air and produce bubbles).

  • Reverse operation

    When reverse operation is selected, the pipette first aspirates a volume larger than the set dispensing volume, and discards the excess volume after delivery. This function is recommended for viscous samples that tend to linger in the tip.

4. Easy calibration and adjustment by yourself (User CAL function), either by volume (mL) or weight (mg)
All you have to do is simply input the correct value measured by a balance (A&D’s pipette accuracy testers are recommended) into the MPA-1200.

Frequent, outsourced pipette calibration services can be expensive and impractical. With the MPA, you can ensure pipette accuracy by performing calibration at your own facility when needed, increasing the precision of your analyses.This function also corrects for possible errors arising from differences in tip characteristics so you can use your preferred manufacturer’s tips without any worry.

Calibration and display in a unit of weight (mg)

With the MPA series, you can choose to calibrate and display the pipetting amount based on the weight (mg) of the sample itself measured using a balance, instead of volume (µL). This will make it much easier for you to handle liquids that need to be managed by weight, such as a diluted solution of a solid or powder, eliminating the necessity of troublesome density calculations. Additionally, it realizes more precise control of dispensing amounts of liquids whose viscous resistances or behaviors inside tips are different from that of purified water (with which the volume is normally calibrated).

5. Despite all these advantages, price is almost comparable to that of a manual pipette

Other Features of the MPA Pipettes:  

Increased resistance to impacts from falls
One of the most common repairs of electronic pipettes is for a broken LCD display due to drops and falls. With padding on the four corners of the head*, the LCD panel of the MPA is designed to be protected from impacts from falls. Also, the finger hook that rests on your middle finger is long and curved in such a way that the pipette will remain perched in the hand even when the grip is loosened. 

User-friendly industrial design
The movement of the trigger can be controlled with the ball of the index finger instead of the thumb while maintaining all fingers in a natural, effortless grip.

Simple function and operation settings
Changing the operation mode, volume(s), aspirating and dispensing speeds*5, etc., is simple and straightforward. Further, up to nine combinations of these settings can be saved in the pipette for immediate recall at later times.

Battery and charging options
The MPA series receives power supply from either an AC adapter or lithium-ion rechargeable battery (1,800 pipettings guaranteed on a full charge). You can also use the pipette without any hitches while charging the battery at the same time via USB connection.

Besides the USB power connecter, the MPA series is equipped with electrode terminals to be hooked onto the following charger devices (all sold separately).

For over 40 years, A&D Weighing has been providing advanced and accurate measurement instruments for a diverse range of markets including Research, Industrial Protection, Jewelry, and Food Processing. One of the trusted names when it comes to precision measurement and product inspection, A&D Weighing delivers an innovative line of electronic balances, digital scales, weighing indicators and controllers, load cells, and non-destructive measurement equipment. Complying to ISO:9001-2008 standards, A&D manufactures high quality products from worldwide operations in the US, Japan, Germany, Australia, Great Britain, and Korea and serves the Americas from its headquarters in Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA. Trust A&D to prove performance with its 5-year warranty on all microbalances, analytical balances, and precision scales.

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Resolution (uL): 1
[Pipette] Accuracy (%/uL): 2.5/100
[Pipette] Autoclavable: Yes
[Pipette] Repeatability/Precision (%/uL): 0.6/100
[Pipette] Variable or Fixed Volume: Variable Volume
[Pipette] Volume Range Max (uL): 1200
[Pipette] Volume Range Min (uL): 100

  • Customer Reviews on MPA-1200 Pipette from A&D Weighing

    This pipette actually increases volume accuracy over manual pipettes by allowing you to customize the uptake and discharge rates to match your matrices, and then keeping them constant. You really can't beat the discount price, either.

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