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.
During assay development it is vital to optimize the assay and determine the effects of liquid handling variability. Precision is easy to measure, and it highlights gross failures within a liquid delivery step.
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.
Training operators in modern quality control methods and current analytical techniques, and adoption of robust quality systems, will be vital in order to manufacture sufficient vaccine for the world’s entire population.
Pipetting is one of the most common and critical laboratory tasks, and operator technique can directly affect accuracy and precision. Dr. Carle discusses the technique of dispensing a sample from a pipette to a receptacle in detail.