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.
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
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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. […]
January 23, 2013

Integration of Liquid Handler Quality Control Into the HTS Daily Routine

Highly accurate and precise liquid handling is critical if the results of HTS experiments are to be reliable. However, liquid handlers are prone to variation and […]
July 25, 2012

Development of an International Standard for Automated Pipetting Systems

In response to the growing demand by users of automated pipetting systems, Artel presented a proposal on the development of an international standard addressing the performance […]
July 20, 2012

Do You Really Know What Your Robot Is Doing?

It may be argued that the largest challenge presented by using a liquid handling robot is the assumption that the robot is doing what it is […]
March 23, 2012

Mixing It Up

Mixers are great – they give us a chance to meet new people, and while some may consider them a waste of time, they can spark […]