Fastrak® Tip Refill System
Fast Racking, Less Packing, Quality Tips
Fastrak® is Probably the Most Eco-friendly Tip Rack Refill System in the World.
Giving you a green choice without compromise.
Fastest possible racking
Eco-friendly-95% renewable packaging materials
Low packaging weight – reduces fuel used in transportation
BioPolymer base and vegetable-based printing inks
Made using 61% renewable energy (30% on site Solar Power)
Tips Manufactured from Highest Grade Resins
Excellent Tip-fit Across a Wide Range of Pipettes
Ultrafine Flexible Tips, Bevelled or Non-bevelled Orifice
Your Green Choice...
In all environmental aspects, Fastrak excels. Compared to other popular refill systems, it is lighter, smaller and uses less packaging. In addition, packaging is almost entirely renewable (95%) which far exceeds that of other popular brands.
Designed to fit a wide range of pipettes, which simplifies tip sourcing for the laboratory. Each batch of tips is thoroughly tested on pipettes for which they are designed to be used - your assurance of accuracy and precision with your pipette, time after time.
How Fastrak® Works
Simple to use - anyone can do it!
Unique ‘transfer top’ - ensures contamination is avoided
Anti tip-wobble feature - makes tip mounting easy
Open Fastrak and grasp the transfer top. Lift straight up.
Align the transfer top over a rack and lower refill into position.
Push down on the transfer top to release the refill plate. Return the transfer top to the Fastrak refill stack and close.
Fastrak refills many brands of pipette tip racks in addition to Alpha. The Alpha racks however have a host of benefits including a special, patented lock-down mechanism to hold the refill securely in place. Empty racks are available for direct filling.
Fastrak tips are designed to fit a wide range of pipettes, which simplifies tip sourcing for the laboratory. Each batch of tips is thoroughly tested on pipettes for which they are designed to be used - your assurance of accuracy and precision with your pipette, time after time.
Fastrak tips are compatible with a wide range of single and multi-channel pipettes including:
Naturally, it is vital have a good tip fit for your particular pipette. However, the ability of a tip to fit a pipette can vary even for the same brand and model due to:
Wear and tear during use
Manufacturers using different tip cones in various geographic locations
New designs and improvements
The compatibility of our tips with new and existing models is checked on a regular basis.
Minimal Packaging - No Comparison!
From an environmental standpoint, Fastrak goes significantly beyond any other refill system to reduce its carbon footprint.
The packaging weight and volume is minimised to reduce the fuel consumed in transportation and to facilitate storage in crowded labs. It is made from 95% renewable materials and the printing inks are all vegetable based. The supporting base of the tip refill tower is produced from corn starch and is the industry's first compostable, non-petroleum bio-plastic. All in all, Fastrak is the most eco-friendly tip refill system on the market.
In all environmental aspects, Fastrak excels. Compared to other popular refill systems, it is lighter, smaller and uses less packaging.
In addition, packaging is almost entirely renewable (95%) and far exceeds that of most popular brands.
High Quality Tips
High Grade Resins - Fastrak employs only high quality tips you can trust. All tips are made with non-cytotoxic, medical grade, 100% virgin polypropylene. Each batch of refills is always tested and certified for extractables (Rnase,Dnase and human DNA) to ensure no interference in PCR or DNA work. Sterile refills are also tested for endotoxin contamination. Metals testing is performed on the resin substrate on a batch by batch basis.
Ultrafine Tips – Most of the Fastrak tips are ‘Ultrafine’. These feature a uniquely thin and flexible top that fits the pipette cone like a glove. They also include an unbevelled point that is so precise you can easily expel the tiniest amount of sample
Racks – It is quick and easy to refill your used Alpha tip racks or alternatively, we can supply you with free empty racks to get you started. There is a choice of square or round-holed racks for tips up to 250μl. Round-holes are particularly good for multichannel pipettes as they have an anti-wobble feature.
Verified by Users Worldwide
At the Environmental and Sustainability Institute, we are very pleased with this result as switching to Fastrak will minimise the amount of packaging and plastic waste generated and therefore help in reducing the carbon footprint of the ESI laboratories.
Daniela Farina, Laboratory Manager, University of Exeter Penryn Campus
We’ve used all sorts of systems before, however Fastrak is the perfect combination for us. It’s very easy to use, good value and as we like to do our best for the environment, it’s eco-friendly features really help us to reduce our laboratory plastic waste.
Kyla Chandler, Research Scientist, Southmead Hospital
Fastrak tip reload system is so good, I've been taking examples to other labs (I even took one home to show my husband). It's ingeneous. I've bought quite a few. I now use it almost exclusively.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Tips that protect the next generation
If you are interested in the green benefits of Fastrak tip refills, the chances are that you are conscious of the ever-increasing demands on the earth’s resources and would like to help to preserve them for future generations.
At Alpha, we believe that it’s important to give something positive back to the environment so when you choose Fastrak® you get the most eco-friendly tip refill system available and you'll also be protecting our precious UK woodland via the LaboraTree campaign. We plant trees on behalf of Fastrak users enrolled in the LaboraTree scheme - the more eco-friendly tips you use the more trees we can plant. The Laboratree scheme has now been extended to also include ZAP™ Premier filter tips.
Instructions are printed directly on each Fastrak box and the peel off LaboraTree token can be placed straight onto your collector's card.
Find out more about LaboraTree and see the latest update on planting with our 'Tree Totaliser' and wood location map:
Fastrak® Tip Refill System
Product Brochure21/08/23 Download: 15.87KB
Fastrak® Tip Refill system
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Plant Trees with Filter Tips31/01/23 Download: 4.2MB
Quality Tips and Green Solutions
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