Plastic Inoculating Loops and Needles
Great quality inoculating loops and needles are very important tools inside any laboratory related to microbiology and any sample testing. There are other names for inoculating loops. Other names for these needles are smear loop, inoculation wand or microstreaker, and they are used to transfer microscopic microorganisms. It’s a tool mainly used by microbiologists.
Inoculating loops and needles
The loops remove a consistent amount of the liquid suspended inoculum by using the surface tension. The needles are common in the same field, which makes both products a very important asset in any lab. They can be ABS and polypropylene. In the case of the loops, there are two kinds. One of them is ABS material, which is a polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile terpolymer. These features make the loops rigid. The other type of loop is flexible, because it is a polypropylene loop, which is a thermoplastic polymer that is resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids. Polypropylene’s melting point is 130 degrees Celsius.
These inoculating loops and needles are ideal for streaking and obtaining inoculum without damaging the surface. One of these items’ great features is that they are sterile and disposable, so that eliminates the risk of cross contamination. The smooth surface on the loop allows an easy streak. You should also know that the loops do not have rough plastic edges, flashing or burrs on the head. Loops do not cut or gouge the agar. The hexagonal loop shaft improves grip, assists orientation and makes diluting and streaking easy. You can choose between rigid or flexible loops to different applications and preferences.
Get to know the different loop models. First, there is the ABS 1ul, 10ul models, these ones are dark blue, and they are rigid. Secondly, there are the polypropylene 1ul and 10ul models, these ones are blue and flexible. Finally, there are the ABS needles. They are rigid and they come in dark blue. You should know that all of those options are EO sterilized and the packaging is 20 units per peel bag and 50 bags per box.
- Ideal for streaking and obtaining inoculum without damaging of surface.
- Being both sterile and disposable eliminates the risk of cross contamination.
- Smooth loop surfaces allows easy streaking.
- No rough plastic edges, flashing or burrs on the loop head. Loops do not cut or gouge the agar.
- Hexagonal loop shaft improves grip, assists orientation and makes diluting and streaking easy.
- Choice of rigid or flexible loops.
- Soft-flexible or rigid plastic to cater to different applications and preferences of.