Automation is becoming more prevalent than ever, especially as labs look to minimize their manual workflows and meet ever-increasing workloads. Whether setting up a new laboratory, increasing automated liquid handler (ALH) inventory, or scaling up to meet growing demand, laboratories often face many considerations. For example, how do I identify and choose a liquid handler that works for my process? How can I optimize my automated liquid handler to meet my requirements?
With such an expensive investment, you want to ensure your ALH performs at its best. A standardized approach to performing qualifications and routine verifications is the most direct path to success. In this presentation, we review the factors you should consider when choosing an ALH, the different options at your disposal, how to optimize an ALH for your specific applications, and finally, how to manage the performance of your ALH with a routine verification program.
Global Account Manager
John Derent is currently a Global Account Manager with Artel. His focus is on assisting customers and laboratories with optimizing their liquid handling operations and meeting their productivity goals.
Prior to Artel, John was a Senior Scientist at Janssen (J&J). For 20 years he spent his time automating previously manual processes and developing sample preparation and assay methods utilizing a variety of liquid handlers and automated platforms. He has worked in small and large molecule environments in both the research and GLP areas. He also has extensive experience with software and data management projects as well as integrated automated storage and retrieval systems. For the last three years, John held the position of Chief Business Development Officer at GeNovu, dedicated to connecting labs with software solutions to help them improve their lab automation processes.
John has used Artel technology for more than fifteen years, and with his deep understanding of automation and laboratory operations he is well positioned to help customers get the best possible performance out of their instrumentation and assays.