Webinar: The Key to Assay Reproducibility: Viscous Liquid Optimization

The Key to Assay Reproducibility: Viscous Liquid Optimization

Webinar Description:

Liquid class optimization for automated liquid handlers is a critical programming step in your assay set up. Ensuring that the correct volumes are dispensed every time leads to faster and more reproducible data, thereby ensuring trustworthy assay results.

Depending on their properties (such as viscosity, density, volatility, etc.), different liquids can bring a variety of challenges to your assay. Liquid handler parameters can be adjusted in your instruments to ensure accuracy and precision of the volumes being dispensed, but DIY methods (including gravimetry or homemade dyes) are time-consuming.

New QualAssure solutions SerumSub and PCRMix have been developed to mimic the liquid handling properties and behave similarly to serum and PCR master mix, respectively. They allow you to seamlessly create reliable liquid classes without having to consume expensive reagents or risk wasting sample, while mitigating the variability that comes from incorrectly dispensed volume.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The importance of using a solution that mimics your assay reagents when optimizing your liquid handler
  • How using the wrong parameters in your liquid handler can lead to errors
  • To easily verify liquid delivery volumes for your critical assays and ensure reliable data


Melinda Gold, PhD
Product Marketing Manager

Dr. Gold is a product manager at Artel and liquid handling enthusiast. She earned her BS in Computer Science from Fordham University, MS in Public Health and PhD in Molecular Biology from St. Elizabeth University of Health and Social Work in Slovakia. Post graduation she worked as a product manager supporting liquid handling instruments and consumables. Her education, research and work experience have given her the skills to develop and manage products affecting life science and public health.

Cost: FREE!