The BV-10 offers precision beveling of micropipette tips between 0.1 and 50 µm. The unique abrasive plate drive system is vibration free for greater control of the beveling process.
Intracellular recording electrodes can benefit from beveling because of
- a reduction in the tip diameter by creation of the sharp point on the electrode, and
- a lowered electrical resistance of the electrode due to the larger cross sectional area of the lumen.
This greatly facilitates penetrating and holding very small or difficult cells. Microinjection needles also benefit from beveling by promoting entry into cells with minimal damage while at the same time enhancing the flow of material through the needle.
BV-10-B Micropipette beveler basic system*
BV-10-C BV-10-B with electrode impedance meter
BV-10-D BV-10-B with 40× stereo microscope
BV-10-E BV-10-B with impedance meter and 40× stereo microscope
*Includes micromanipulator, reference wick, reference wick holder, pedestal oil, degreaser, manual, and two abrasive plates of your choice.
BV-10S 40× stereo microscope
104C Diamond abrasive plate - coarse (5.0 µm to 50 µm tip sizes)
104D Diamond abrasive plate - fine (2.0 µm to 20 µm tip sizes)
104E Diamond abrasive plate - very fine (0.7 µm to 2.0 µm tip sizes)
104F Diamond abrasive plate - extra fine (0.2 µm to 1.0 µm tip sizes)
007 Degreaser (bottle)
008 Beveler pedestal oil
101 6-inch reference lead (body to meter)
102 2-inch active lead (platinum to pipette)
X050300 Reference wick
M100019 Reference wick holder
H906100 Drive belt
O740130 Reticle grid for BV-10S scope, 5 mm scale / 100 divisions