The Artel Digest: Stay informed about optimizing your assay workflow and liquid handling processes

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

Troubleshooting Automation
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.
Lean Laboratory
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.
Calibration Method Comparison
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.
August 3, 2022
Automating Workflows

Meeting Increased Workloads with Automation

Automated Liquid Handler Considerations We recently interviewed two industry leaders, Dr. Nathaniel Hentz, Vice President, Artel, and John Derent, Account Manager, Artel, to talk about how […]
August 26, 2021
Lab Manager

Improve Data Quality by Creating a Pipetting Training Program

Operator Training Programs Improve Data Quality We recently interviewed two industry leaders, Doreen Rumery, Laboratory Director, Artel, and Dr. Nathaniel Hentz, Vice President, Artel, to talk […]
May 6, 2021

4 considerations to keep in mind when choosing an automated liquid handler

As automated liquid handlers (ALHs) become increasingly popular for expanding throughput and improving reproducibility, more and more labs are contemplating buying their first instrument. To help […]
February 23, 2021
Not All Tips Are Equal

Addressing pipette tip shortages: how to quickly qualify tips from different manufacturers

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for many labs, as high demand for SARS-CoV-2 testing has led to ongoing shortages of PCR reagents, pipette tips, supplies, […]
October 14, 2020

What standards are out there for automated liquid handling systems?

We recently had a conversation with three industry leaders George Rodrigues, Artel; A. Bjoern Carle, Artel; Markus Wiggli, Tecan about ISO IWA 15 and the future […]
March 16, 2020
pipetting of viscous liquids

Pipetting Viscous Solutions

Viscous Liquids: An Overview To master pipetting, we need to understand that viscosity is the measure of a liquid’s resistance to flow. This can be easily […]
January 27, 2020
All New Artel Website

Introducing Artel’s new logo & website

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?