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.

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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]