June 1, 2021
App Note

Using the MVS to Measure Residual Volumes Remaining in a Plate After Sample Aspiration: General Approach

The purpose of this application note is to demonstrate an alternative use for the Artel MVS® Multichannel Verification System. As opposed to measuring the accuracy and precision for a volume transfer of sample into a microtiter plate, the MVS is instead employed to measure the volume of sample left behind after attempting to aspirate off the entire sample from each well of a microplate, i.e., residual volume of sample.
September 25, 2020
Tip Shortage

NYTimes: Shortage of Pipette Tips

The NYTimes reported labs across the country are dealing with a shortage of pipette tips. In addition to the struggles faced throughout the COVID pandemic, labs […]
August 29, 2018

An Assessment of the Volumetric Performance of the The MANTIS® Liquid Handler Using the Artel MVS® Multichannel Verification System

As more and more researchers move to sub-10 μL reaction volumes in their genomics workflows, it will become more critical than ever before to ensure highly precise liquid handling within these volume ranges. The MANTIS can be easily added to any traditional liquid handling workstation in order to obtain CV’s under 2% across the entire pipetting range.
August 29, 2018

I-DOT One & the Artel MVS®

Determining Accuracy and Precision of the I-DOT One non-contact low volume dispensing platform using the Artel Multichannel Verification System (MVS)
January 15, 2018

Low Volume Liquid Measurement Testing with Beckman Coulter’s Biomek i-Series Automated Workstation using the Artel Multichannel Verification System (MVS®)

This application note provides performance testing results obtained at the low volume range capability of Beckman Coulter’s Biomek i-Series Automated Workstation. The Artel MVS was used to measure the delivered volumes and to facilitate the optimization of pipetting techniques through Biomek Software.
December 19, 2017

Optimizing Accuracy Performance of a Thermo Scientific Matrix WellMate Dispenser Using the Artel MVS®

This application note discusses an approach for optimizing pipetting accuracy of a stand-alone Thermo Scientific Matrix WellMate dispenser by using the Artel measurement information.
October 23, 2013

Performance assessment of the VIAFLO 96 handheld 96-channel pipette

Introduction The standard method of determining a pipette’s liquid delivery performance is measuring the weight of the transferred liquid. Every channel of a multichannel pipette is […]
September 25, 2013

Dispensing Precision and Accuracy for the JANUS Varispan Workstation

Today’s biotech, pharmaceutical, environmental, clinical research, and agricultural laboratories employ a diversity of applications and depend more and more on automated systems to address the dynamic pipetting needs for these assays. Regardless of the application, users demand a high degree of accuracy and precision of the pipetting platform to ensure confidence in the final result.
September 25, 2013

Volume Verification of Hamilton MICROLAB® STAR and NIMBUS Automated Liquid Handlers

A precise and accurate means for conducting volume verification of automated liquid handlers is an important requirement in life science laboratories, which need to determine if pipetting performance is within expected parameters and meets the manufacturers' published specifications.
September 25, 2013

Using the PCS to Calibrate the Beckman Coulter Biomek 3000

Ensuring that pipetting devices (both manual and automated) are performing properly is often a regulatory requirement. Many of those labs that are not required to prove such documentation will proactively encourage that a quality assurance program exists and is followed within their labs as pipetting errors can lead to costly amounts of rework and damage reputations.