Handheld pipettes, as well as automated liquid handling systems, are ubiquitous tools used in most life science laboratories. Most assays and analytical lab workflows require the transfer of known volumes of liquid, with limited errors, for accurate results. Keeping laboratory equipment, including liquid handling instruments, accurate and fit for use is a typical requirement for regulated laboratories. Consensus standards describe calibration and test procedures, as well as maximum permissible errors. They can assist in developing calibration protocols that ensure consistent and comparable liquid handling instrument performance regardless of the laboratory’s location. Incorporating elements of the new ISO standards can also improve the performance of non-regulated laboratories.
During this webinar we will discuss the latest 2022 revisions to ISO 8655, the new ISO 23783 series of standards for automated liquid handing instruments, and what they mean for your laboratory.
If you missed our follow-up panel discussion or wish to view it again, you can watch it here on-demand.
George Rodrigues, PhD
VP of Scientific Affairs
Dr. George Rodrigues is the VP of Scientific Affairs at Artel and has 25 years of experience with standards development and is currently chair of the US Technical Advisory Group to the ISO committee on Laboratory Equipment. He is also active with ASTM and was part of the volunteer team that developed the CLSI QMS-23 for General Laboratory Equipment.
A. Bjoern Carle, PhD
Scientific Affairs and Applications Manager
Dr. Carle is the Scientific Affairs and Applications Manager at Artel and has 15 years of standards development experience. He serves as chair of ASTM E41.06 for Laboratory Equipment and many other committee leadership roles. He was project leader for three parts of the ISO 8655 series, and also project leader for ISO IWA 15 and all parts of the new ISO 23783.