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.
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.
October 27, 2013

Preventing Pandemics – The Global Influenza Threat

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.
October 23, 2013
Pipetting technique

Dispensing a Sample from a Pipette into a Target Receptacle

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.
July 5, 2013

Optimization of Automated Liquid Handlers

Liquid handlers can be inaccurate, but with tools and know-how, a simple adjustment might ensure volume transfer accuracy, and therefore, confidence in assay results.
June 6, 2013

3 Tips to Aid Assay Transfer

Assay transfer failures can result in significant delays in projects and manufacturing, additional costs, and incomparable data. Read the following tips designed to help facilitate assay transfers within and between laboratories.
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 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.
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. […]