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.
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 […]
October 12, 2016

What is World Standards Day and Why Should Life Scientists Care?

Every October, World Standards Day pays tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.
October 28, 2015

Introducing the new ISO IWA 15 agreement

ISO IWA 15 has relevance to anyone involved in understanding or testing the accuracy and precision of automated liquid handling systems.
October 1, 2015

Clarifying accuracy – with help from ISO IWA 15

Accuracy is a particularly important concept because it is foundational to a quantitative laboratory measurement.
July 22, 2015

When it rains, it pours liquid handling standards

The year 2015 will see the publication of the new ISO/IWA 15 standard for automated pipetting systems, and important work to revise the ISO 8655 series of standards. Further revision of the current ASTM E1154 version (released 12/2014) is also planned.
March 9, 2015

The ABCs of ISOs: What ISO Standards in the Life Science Industry Are All About

It’s not just what you measure but how you measure. Which ISO standards matter for the life science industry?
January 22, 2015

Standards and Sausages: The political side of standards development

A finished standard carries a certain “weight” due to the esteem of the issuing organization. However, standards are written by human beings, and can contain all our noble aspirations and petty behaviors.
January 24, 2013

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Offers EP23 as Risk-Based Option for Clinical QC Plans

In two memoranda, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have informed laboratories of their intention to provide a new optional basis for laboratory quality control plans.
July 25, 2012

Development of an International Standard for Automated Pipetting Systems

In response to the growing demand by users of automated pipetting systems, Artel presented a proposal on the development of an international standard addressing the performance […]