The Artel Digest: Stay informed about best practices for your liquid handling quality assurance

The Digest brings you technical resources, expert tips, guidance on regulations and standards, as well as discussions with key industry leaders – that focus on pipetting and automated liquid handling processes.

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Maximizing the performance of automated liquid handlers
This Troubleshooting Automation poster provides guidance on how to identify common problems so you can get the best performance out of your liquid handling platforms.
How laboratories apply LEAN or Six Sigma
While it seems small, starting at the bench top level is an easy place to start and empower your lab to become one of today’s LEAN laboratories.
A comparison of different calibration methods
What's the best way to perform volume verification checks on your liquid handlers? As with most things, that depends on your specific situation.
July 9, 2019
laboratory compliance

Regulatory Compliance: How to avoid some common pitfalls and maximize success

With some preparation work and tools at your fingertips, your lab can be regulatory compliance superstars.
April 17, 2019
laboratory disaster response planning

Contingency Planning in the Lab: Is Your Lab Prepared?

Having a backup or contingency plan ready for action could save precious research and equipment. How can you prepare?
January 28, 2019

Managing Laboratory Workflow for Quality and Efficiency

Laboratory professionals are experiencing a fast-paced environment and feel pressured to meet increasing demands. Learn how to effectively manage your workflow while maintaining the quality of your results.
November 1, 2018
Personal Growth and LEAN methodology

Professional growth and LEAN methodology

There are many benefits from implementing LEAN methods in the lab. Did you know that it’s also a great tool for professional growth? Here’s how you can increase productivity and empower teams.
October 16, 2018

Methods Comparison: Volume Verification

Do you really know how much you’re pipetting? Whether manual or automated, using a pipette seems so easy—simply set the volume you’d like to pipette, then […]
June 19, 2018
pipette vs pipet

Pipette vs. pipet—which one is correct?

Being in the business of accuracy (not to mention precision and trueness), we decided to get to the bottom of the controversy: pipette vs. pipet.
May 25, 2018

Troubleshooting automated liquid handlers

Automation has changed the way we do science – increasing assay throughput and speed. When your assay data does not look the way you would expect, do you know how to identify the source of the problem?
November 30, 2017

Pipette use and safety; going beyond ergonomics. What are some potential risks?

Appropriate safety measures can make the difference when trying to keep an accident from becoming a tragedy. So, what are some potential risks, and how can they be avoided?
September 26, 2017
pipette types

Pipette Types: Everything you need to know about multichannel options

Are you in the market for a multichannel pipette, but not sure where to start? You are in the right place! In this the second of a two-part series, we are going to examine multichannel pipettes and help you navigate through the options, so that you can come out a purchasing hero.