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.
In the second of our four-part series, we highlight how humidity affects pipetting by visiting Olympic National Park in Washington State, home to the Pacific Northwest’s largest remaining acreage of undisturbed rainforest.
The cost of bad lab data can be easily quantified when thinking of only the assay itself - but can be much larger in magnitude if labor, down time, scheduling and loss of precious sample or reagents are considered.
People have many reasons for why not to have their pipettes serviced. Whether they don’t have the time, or can’t part with their pipettes because of workload, Dr. Nathaniel Hentz addresses this topic and discusses why it is vital to the efficiency and data integrity of labs.
Whether you’re converting a manual assay into an automated one to increase throughput and/or reproducibility, or moving an assay into a QC environment, a few pre-transfer planning steps can go a long way to smoothing out the process.