March 7, 2012

The Critical Role of Liquid Handling in Effective Assay Transfer

Top tips to facilitate assay transfer within and across laboratories. To prevent liquid handling problems and guarantee successful assay transfer, a laboratory can follow three basic steps...
June 6, 2013

3 Tips to Aid Assay Transfer

Assay transfer failures can result in significant delays in projects and manufacturing, additional costs, and incomparable data. Read the following tips designed to help facilitate assay transfers within and between laboratories.
July 5, 2013

Optimization of Automated Liquid Handlers

Liquid handlers can be inaccurate, but with tools and know-how, a simple adjustment might ensure volume transfer accuracy, and therefore, confidence in assay results.
October 27, 2013

Preventing Pandemics – The Global Influenza Threat

Training operators in modern quality control methods and current analytical techniques, and adoption of robust quality systems, will be vital in order to manufacture sufficient vaccine for the world’s entire population.
October 9, 2014
Pipetting technique

Best Practices for the Use of Micropipettes

Don’t let variation in pipetting technique steer important test results off course. Achieve accurate, precise results by understanding and managing variations in operating technique, and ways to control and minimize those risks.
November 10, 2014
Assay transfer

Assay Transfer Troubleshooting

Automating an assay—or transferring an assay from the benchtop to a liquid handling robot—is not always as straightforward as one would hope.
August 27, 2015

Pipetting in extreme environments: Science, adventure, art and the “Why”

Working with countless laboratory directors, technologists, instrumentation engineers and scientists over the years we have seen the lab environment as a key stumbling block to trustworthy test and assay results.
February 29, 2016
barometric pressure on pipetting

Improving data quality and reproducibility (Part 1): barometric pressure can affect pipetting performance

The Extreme Pipetting Expeditions illustrate how environmental factors can impact data quality, and thus play a role in experimental replication.
April 8, 2016

Improving data quality and reproducibility (Part 2): keeping an eye on humidity

In the second of our four-part series, we highlight how humidity affects pipetting by visiting Olympic National Park in Washington State, home to the Pacific Northwest’s largest remaining acreage of undisturbed rainforest.
May 25, 2016

Improving data quality and reproducibility (Part 3): temperature differences affect assay data quality

When the temperature of a liquid sample is significantly different from the air temperature of the surrounding environment, just how much inaccuracy should you expect, and what can you do to minimize the resulting variability?