1. Bioline Platform Rocker 5-70rpm, 40 x 40cm platform - ICL8040: $1531
This platform rocker provides a large platform for many lab procedures including culture flasks and staining/destaining procedures. This equipment is used regularly by my group (almost daily).
2. Two sets of 4 Gilson pipettes (P10, P20, P200 and P1000) and pipette stand:
These pipettes are ESSENTIAL general laboratory equipment for dispensing different volumes of liquids for PCR, cell culture, western blotting, immunohistochemistry ELISAs, making reagents, etc.
3. Viaflo Voyager II - Electronically Adjustable (4.5mm-9mm) 8-channel Pipette, 10 - 300 μl:
The use of single channel pipettes when transferring samples between labware of different formats, such single transfers as gel loading, tube to plate transfers or 96-well to 384-well plate reformatting are tedious and error prone task. VOYAGER II multichannel pipettes have been designed to address this problem specifically. Using a VOYAGER II you can transfer multiple samples at once between plates/tubes of different sizes in the blink of an eye. Moreover, by reducing transfer steps, VOYAGER II prevents pipetting errors and repetitive strain injuries (RSI).