Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Göttingen, Germany, has released the Tacta line of premium mechanical pipettes, designed to deliver consistent and accurate results. The instruments are available in a range of volumes from 0.1 to 10,000 ?l in single-channel models, and from 0.5 to 300 ?l in multichannel models. A unique handle and finger-hook design permits the pipette to rest lightly in the user’s hand, reducing the fatigue-inducing tendency to grip the handle tightly. The Optiload feature, with spring-loaded tip cones in both single- and multichannel models, ensures tip loading and sealing with minimal force. The new Sartorius Optiject levered tip-ejection technology permits controlled and smooth tip ejection. The pipettes are designed with only three parts to disassemble and require no tools. They can also be autoclaved without disassembly and are highly resistant to chemicals and ultraviolet light. For more information, visit Sartorius.