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.
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.
May 18, 2017

Hidden costs of improper pipette use, care, and handling

Have you ever wondered how much pipette repairs are costing your lab? You are not alone. What may surprise you is that some of these costs can be prevented simply by training lab personnel in proper pipette use and handling.
April 25, 2017
Liquid handler verification

Choosing the right liquid (and other conditions) for liquid handler verification

A recent study we did confirms that it is a best practice to calibrate liquid handlers using the specific liquid class normally dispensed whenever possible.
January 30, 2017
assay validation

Assay development and more: When you want to verify volume transfer into a non-MVS plate

Can you use the MVS to verify volume transfer into any type of plate? Yes, you can.
November 17, 2016

Lab Design Trends and Future

As scientific methods, technologies and workflows advance, how will laboratories evolve and adapt?