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Ten Tips for Proper Pipetting

By Carle, B.
Overview Like most recurring or common tasks, pipetting is sometimes taken for granted. But since even minor variation in operating technique can produce measurable errors…

Best Practices for the Use of Micropipettes

By Carle, B., Rodrigues, G., Rumery, D.
Introduction Mechanical action micropipettes are ubiquitous in laboratories and are used for many routine tasks, including the quantitative measurement and dispensing of analytical samples and…

Best Practices for the Use of Micropipets

By Carle, B.
Note: this publication has been modified to fit this page. Download the published version.  Every day, air-displacement pipets are used to quantitatively dispense sample and…

Improved Pipetting Technique: An “Out-of-the-Box” Solution to Reduce Manual Pipetting Errors

By Artel
Situation Time is money in the field of drug discovery and development. Because it takes as long as 10 years to bring a new therapeutic…

Lab Report 2: Impact of Pipetting Technique

By Artel
The pipette is a reliable precision instrument that has been used and trusted for many years. However, as with many forms of instrumentation, a pipette…

Lab Report 3: Pipette Use and Ergonomics

By Artel
Any work environment including the laboratory, can be a source of ergonomic stress. Laboratorians that use pipettes frequently may find not only their health, but their…

Lab Report 4: Defining Accuracy, Precision and Trueness

By Artel
Language influences thinking and careful use of words when evaluating data allows us to understand how best to improve laboratory accuracy. Accuracy is a particularly important…

Lab Report 5: Setting Tolerances for Pipettes in the Laboratory

By Artel
The performance of mechanical action pipettes must be tested periodically to ensure accurate liquid delivery. The results of such testing then may be compared with pre-established…

Lab Report 6: Calibration Frequency for Pipettes

By Artel
Understanding how pipettes fail Silent Failures Mechanical action pipettes, unlike the original glass pipette, contain many internal parts. Some pipette failures are evident, either to…

Five Good Reasons: the argument for pipetting technique training

By Carle, Bjoern
Liquid handling quality assurance is a critical component of an effective laboratory quality program. While quality assurance efforts in liquid handling typically place much emphasis on pipette calibration, repair, and…

Lab Report 7: Facilitating Assay Transfer by Controlling Liquid Handling Variables

By Artel
Assay transfer is one of the most complex activities in laboratories today. Successful assay transfer ensures that new results are comparable to historical data. Whether…

Preventing Pandemics – The Global Influenza Threat

By Hentz, N.
Over the years, influenza has taken the lives of millions. While vaccines are helping to reduce the damage caused by the virus there is still…

Operators as Sources of Error

By Carle, B., Vaccaro, W., Albert, K., Curtis, R., Rogrigues, G.
Improved Efficiency Through Pipetting Technique Training Introduction Data integrity and confidence  in results are critical measures of a laboratory’s quality system. No matter which tests…

Quantifying the Impact of Operator Error in Pipetting

By Rumery, D., Rodrigues, G., Davis, A., Shoberg, J, Schafer, T.
Abstract Mechanical action hand-held pipettes are commonly used for transfer of microliter liquid quantities in a variety of analytical laboratories including pharmaceutical quality control, medical…

Manual Pipetting Best Practices

By Artel
The experts at Artel demonstrate, in detail, how your pipetting technique and the performance of your pipette can be significantly improved. This series of videos covers…

Getting Back to Laboratory Basics

By School of Medical Technology
Training a New Generation on Proper Pipetting The pipette is the most universally important laboratory instrument, and liquid delivery handling is arguably one of the…

Mobile Laboratory Gives North Carolina’s Biotech Industry a Lift

By Wake Technical Community College
Innovative Continuing Education Program Offers Workforce World-Class Training From a distance it would be easy to mistake North Carolina’s BioNetwork Mobile Laboratory for a city…

On-the-Job Training That’s Not on the Job

By NC State University / BTEC
Artel Pipetting Technique Training Helps NC State Prepare FDA Inspectors and Students for the Lab With the third-largest concentration of biotechnology firms  in the United…

Volume Verification Using Any Microtiter Plate or Small Volume Container Such as a Tube or Vial

By Albert, K.
Abstract This application note discusses methods for measuring target volumes (10 nL - 200 μL) dispensed into any microtiter plate or small volume container using…

Evaluation of Forward & Reverse Mode Liquid Handling Techniques

By Knaide, T.
Introduction Traditionally, precision of volume dispensing has received more focus than accuracy, making the latter overlooked. This study highlights the importance of understanding both accuracy…

Transferability of Pipet Calibrations and Proficiency of Operators: Prerequisites for Method Validations and Method Transfers

By Rodrigues, G., Carle, A.B., Curtis, R.
Data quality and integrity are among the most important issues for any laboratory, and one of the most obvious ways to maintain quality in a…

When Times Are Tough, Train, Train, Train!

By Rodrigues, G., Vaccaro, W.
How to Implement Pipetting Technique Training to Improve Laboratory Quality Staff members are critical laboratory assets. Not only are laboratory technicians directly involved in producing…

Minimizing Liquid Delivery Risk: Pipetting Technique as Source of Error

By Vaccaro, W.
For laboratory quality assurance, all critical tasks must be standardized, including liquid handling. Laboratory liquid handling quality assurance programs commonly focus on pipette calibration, repair and…

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Keeps Tainted Goods out of Consumer Reach with Artel Products and Services

By NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Laboratory Challenge With a staggering list of recently tainted food and drug products in the U.S., product safety is understandably a growing concern of American…

Pipette Calibration System Minimizes Pipetting Error, Strengthens Data Integrity

By Curtis, R.
Pipetting microliter volumes of liquid has become one of the most frequently performed laboratory procedures. The speed, convenience and cost benefits of microliter‑volume, air‑displacement pipettes drive…

All Together Now!

By ARUP Laboratories
Standardizing Pipette Quality in a Large Laboratory Organization Results in Economic and Quality Gains Large laboratory organizations with many departments find it difficult to effectively…

Keeping Plasma Safe

Haematologic Technologies Inc. Implements Artel’s Liquid Handling Quality Assurance Systems to Ensure Consistent Results When platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells are removed…