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.
January 1, 2017

In-house Pipette Calibration: The Lean Way

When your tests can impact criminal cases, help labs confirm that a sample belongs to a specific patient, or help verify or refute paternity, data quality matters. Your answers can't be wrong. Knowing that your pipettes are performing within specifications is a critical part of ensuring data quality, but for Sorenson Genomics, managing pipette calibration was a challenge.
June 22, 2016

The IQs, PQs, and OQs of Success—In the Lab with a Genomics Service Provider

By using an outside vendor, this CRO can show any quality or compliance auditors that a third party has independently calibrated and qualified all liquid handlers.
April 20, 2016

On the frontlines of personalized medicine (and more)—a peek into what happens in a pharmacogenomics lab

It’s a given that just about every scientist will say they want to generate high-quality data, but it’s the steps that are taken to ensure quality that really matter.
February 1, 2014
Pipetting Technique Training

NFSTC Selects PCS for Pipetting Technique Training Tool

Laboratory Challenge Data integrity in forensic laboratories is not to be taken lightly.  Considered by juries making life-altering decisions (such as whether to convict an accused […]
December 30, 2013
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Private forensic testing laboratory ensures data integrity with advanced calibration systems

Standing Up in a Court of Law Tune into any mainstream crime or court television show and it’s clear that DNA test results could mean the […]
November 30, 2013
automated liquid handlers

Tecan US Bolsters Service Program with the Artel MVS for Rapid Performance Verification of Automated Liquid Handlers

At Your Service It has been said that time is money. In the world of life science research, whether at a research university, in pharmaceutical drug […]
September 30, 2013
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900 Seconds at XenoTech

Leading contract research organization gains hundreds of hours in research time thanks to new QA method Contract research organizations (CROs) have been growing at an impressive […]
September 9, 2013

Engineering the Future of Agricultural Biology

Enhancing productivity, food safety and ecological sustainability Look around. You are surrounded by agricultural biology in action. From the endless green fields of corn and soybeans […]