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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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.
March 16, 2020
pipetting of viscous liquids

Pipetting Viscous Solutions

Viscous Liquids: An Overview To master pipetting, we need to understand that viscosity is the measure of a liquid’s resistance to flow. This can be easily […]
January 19, 2016
Liquid handling

Liquid handling improvements and other lab resolutions

We’ve gathered all of our lab reports—newly updated and revised—into a convenient, single eBook format.
December 17, 2014
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Tips on How to Pipette

Ten Tips to Improve Your Pipetting Technique: download the free wall poster and/or watch the video to get better at accurate, reproducible pipetting.
November 19, 2013

How closely do you look at your microplates?

Every well of an Artel Verification Plate has been meticulously characterized so you can get accurate and precise volume measurements for your liquid handlers – every time.
November 15, 2013

Webinar: Effect of Liquid Handling Quality Control on Biological Assay Performance

Dr. Nathaniel Hentz recently presented a webinar on the effect of liquid handling quality control on biological assay performance, and he demonstrated how optimization of both liquid handling accuracy and precision is critical to assay performance.
April 15, 2013

Optimize Volume Transfer Methods to Avoid Reagent Concentration Errors

Optimize Volume Transfer Methods to Avoid Reagent Concentration Errors Laboratories utilizing liquid handling devices appreciate the efficiency benefits that these important instruments provide. This technical poster presentation […]
January 23, 2013

Evaluation of the Eppendorf epMotion Pipetting Tools

With budgets forever tightening and patient samples being limited, reduction of repeat testing has become a common goal of almost all laboratories regardless of their operation. […]
January 23, 2013

Integration of Liquid Handler Quality Control Into the HTS Daily Routine

Highly accurate and precise liquid handling is critical if the results of HTS experiments are to be reliable. However, liquid handlers are prone to variation and […]
July 20, 2012

Do You Really Know What Your Robot Is Doing?

It may be argued that the largest challenge presented by using a liquid handling robot is the assumption that the robot is doing what it is […]