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.
January 27, 2020
All New Artel Website

Introducing Artel’s new logo & website

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 Poster

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?
July 27, 2017

Pipette Types: Everything you need to know about single channel options

While the world of pipette purchasing seems overwhelming, you can narrow down your needs by asking yourself a few simple questions.
March 23, 2017
How to make your lab LEAN

Today’s LEAN Lab: creating an efficient bench top work cell

How do today’s laboratories apply LEAN or Six Sigma concepts? There are numerous approaches that can be taken and because of this the concept of LEAN or Six Sigma may be overwhelming. However, there are some simple approaches labs can take, and still get big payoffs.
July 6, 2016
data quality

Improving data quality and reproducibility (Part 4): Heat and dry air reduce pipette accuracy

Can your lab’s temperature—and fluctuations in seasonal humidity—affect data quality? A team of scientists investigates the effect of dry heat on laboratory data.
May 25, 2016

Improving data quality and reproducibility (Part 3): temperature differences affect assay data quality

When the temperature of a liquid sample is significantly different from the air temperature of the surrounding environment, just how much inaccuracy should you expect, and what can you do to minimize the resulting variability?