The Artel Digest: Stay informed about best practices for your liquid handling quality assurance

The Digest brings you technical resources, expert tips, guidance on regulations and standards, as well as discussions with key industry leaders – that focus on pipetting and automated liquid handling 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.
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?
September 26, 2017
pipette types

Pipette Types: Everything you need to know about multichannel options

Are you in the market for a multichannel pipette, but not sure where to start? You are in the right place! In this the second of a two-part series, we are going to examine multichannel pipettes and help you navigate through the options, so that you can come out a purchasing hero.
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.
May 18, 2017

Hidden costs of improper pipette use, care, and handling

Have you ever wondered how much pipette repairs are costing your lab? You are not alone. What may surprise you is that some of these costs can be prevented simply by training lab personnel in proper pipette use and handling.
April 25, 2017
Liquid handler verification

Choosing the right liquid (and other conditions) for liquid handler verification

A recent study we did confirms that it is a best practice to calibrate liquid handlers using the specific liquid class normally dispensed whenever possible.
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.
January 30, 2017
assay validation

Assay development and more: When you want to verify volume transfer into a non-MVS plate

Can you use the MVS to verify volume transfer into any type of plate? Yes, you can.
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.