Liquid handling solutions for your lab

ILS (Innovative Labor Systeme) is a leading producer of glass syringes for laboratories and equipment manufacturers. We offer an impressive range of more than 1000 types of high-precision micro-syringes for use in numerous applications, such as chromatography, spectroscopy, preparing standard solutions, manual applications, autosamplers, diluters, dispensers and other liquid handling instruments. Learn more.

Glass syringes are amongst the most commonly used items in all varieties of science and medical laboratories. There are a plethora of models to address different applications in these environments. All syringes start with a barrel made of high-quality glass. Other basic parts of these tools include needles, plungers, hubs and end fittings.

Innovative Labor Systeme (ILS) is based in Stützerbach, Germany. This small town has a rich history of glass making innovation including the German thermometer (1830), the electric bulb (1883), the vacuum flask (1895) and the Röntgen X-ray tube (1893). ILS provides a line of glass syringes to meet a variety of applications from laboratory to medical specialty (e.g., anesthesia). All of ISL’s syringes are manufactured in central Germany from high-quality DURAN® 3.3 borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is heat and shock resistant, which ultimately protects against breakage from shock and sudden or extreme fluctuations in temperature. This type of glass provides a product with maximum chemical resistance and ultra-low expansion glass to furnish superior precision and calibration. Additionally, all polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE; Teflon™) and metal parts are designed and manufactured in-house using state of the art computer-controlled milling and lathing machines and specialized glass-shrinking equipment.

Microsyringes may be used in a variety of applications including high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), thin layer chromatography (TLC), automated liquid handling (e.g., autosamplers, diluters, and dispensers), spectroscopy and manual usage. Glass syringes have a variety of uses including infusing, dispensing reagents, diluting, calibration, aspirating, pipetting and sampling. Industries or markets that may utilize microsyringes include pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, petrochemical, neuroscience, research and development, food and beverage and government.

ILS employs a unique method to apply the label markings to their glass barrels. The graduated markings are screen printed with silver ink and then heated. A chemical reaction occurs between the boron in the glass and the silver to etch the unique brown-colored markings that will not wash off, rub off or fade over time. The benefits of ILS’s glass syringes include easy cleaning and maintenance, accurate dispensing, reusable, economical, durable, chemically resistant and thermal shock resistance.

ILS produces glass syringes in volumes ranging from 0.5 μL to 100 mL. The menu encompasses microliter syringes (0.5 μL, 1 μL, 2 μL, 5 μL, 10 μL, 12.5 μL, 25 μL, 50 μL, 100 μL, 125 μL, 250 μL and 500 μL) to milliliter microsyringes (1.0 mL, 1.25 mL, 1.5 mL, 2.5 mL, 5.0 mL, 10 mL, 12.5 mL, 25 mL, 50 mL and 100 mL). ILS’s glass syringes are in tested in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) protocols and utilize equipment that is traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards. The company also offers needles; accessories, such as fittings, guides, flange tools, cleaning wires, racks, and washers; replacement rotary valves for pump drives; and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) drive pumps.

Today, ILS manufactures more than 1000 types and variations of microsyringes. The company prides itself on innovation through customization. As a result, they are always ready to break new ground and develop new and innovative products.