January 12, 2009
Keith Albert

Can disposable pipette tips contribute to pipetting error?

Q: I need accuracy and precision. Will the disposable tips I choose for my automated liquid handlers possibly contribute error? Because you are concerned with accuracy and […]
October 23, 2013
Pipetting technique

Dispensing a Sample from a Pipette into a Target Receptacle

Pipetting is one of the most common and critical laboratory tasks, and operator technique can directly affect accuracy and precision. Dr. Carle discusses the technique of dispensing a sample from a pipette to a receptacle in detail.
June 17, 2014

Is it really necessary to worry about both liquid handling precision and accuracy during assay development?

During assay development it is vital to optimize the assay and determine the effects of liquid handling variability. Precision is easy to measure, and it highlights gross failures within a liquid delivery step.
June 26, 2014

How does the pipetting technique that technologists use affect assay development?

We talked to Shilo Caulfield, Viracor Laboratories, to get her thoughts about the impact of pipetting technique, and how it can affect results.
August 13, 2014

An Introduction to Cloud Data Security

Collaborative efforts require shared information. With advances in cloud technology, laboratories are reconsidering methods for data collection, storage and access. Inevitably, the dialog turns to a fundamental question: security.
November 11, 2014
Ebola Virus

Drug safety testing – a brief look at history

With much of the world’s focus on the Ebola outbreak and the deployment of experimental medicines and vaccines, it’s worthwhile to stop for a minute and think not just about drug and vaccine efficacy, but also about their safety.
January 22, 2015

Embracing Ergonomic Pipetting Technique

There are a number of things you can do to improve your positioning and pipetting ergonomics to help avoid repetitive stress injuries.
January 22, 2015

Understanding Data Security: 5 Best Practices

Whether information is housed locally behind a company firewall or remotely within Amazon’s data centers, principles and best practices can help minimize the risks we face.
March 9, 2015

WHO cares about liquid handler performance?

It’s puzzling that many users do not seem to care much about the actual liquid handler performance – that is, the ability of the liquid handler to transfer assay-specific target volumes with accuracy and precision.
April 20, 2015
Setting Tolerance Limits

Beyond Pipette Calibration: Setting Tolerance Limits

Are your pipettes performing well? This sounds like a simple yes or no question but, like many things, the reality is more nuanced. Here’s an example of what I mean...