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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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.
June 17, 2014

Is it really necessary to worry about both liquid handling precision and accuracy during assay development?

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.
February 1, 2014
Pipetting Technique Training

NFSTC Selects PCS for Pipetting Technique Training Tool

Laboratory Challenge Data integrity in forensic laboratories is not to be taken lightly.  Considered by juries making life-altering decisions (such as whether to convict an accused […]
December 30, 2013
calibration systems

Private forensic testing laboratory ensures data integrity with advanced calibration systems

Standing Up in a Court of Law Tune into any mainstream crime or court television show and it’s clear that DNA test results could mean the […]
November 30, 2013
automated liquid handlers

Tecan US Bolsters Service Program with the Artel MVS for Rapid Performance Verification of Automated Liquid Handlers

At Your Service It has been said that time is money. In the world of life science research, whether at a research university, in pharmaceutical drug […]
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.
September 30, 2013
contract research organization

900 Seconds at XenoTech

Leading contract research organization gains hundreds of hours in research time thanks to new QA method Contract research organizations (CROs) have been growing at an impressive […]