September 24, 2013

Running MVS Volume Verifications in Batches, Storing Bar Codes, and Creating Task Templates

A Batch method, or Batch template, in MVS Data Manager version 2.2+ is a stored sequence of verification tasks comprising as many devices, plate layouts and volume verifications as needed. The Batch method can combine commonly used verification procedures into a single method, avoiding the need to step through each phase of one or more verification processes, which is normally governed by the MVS system software in a prompt-by-prompt manner.
September 24, 2013

Mixing Efficiency of Q-Instruments Bioshake 3000® Plate Shaker

Mixing of solutions in 384-well microplates is a challenging, yet highly important task for many laboratories and assays. Effective mixing is of particular importance for volume verification using the MVS where two dyes must be completely mixed before photometric measurements are made.
September 24, 2013

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

This application note discusses methods for measuring target volumes (10 nL - 200 μL) dispensed into any microtiter plate or small volume container using the Artel MVS®. If a target volume is dispensed into a microtiter plate or small container that cannot be directly inserted into the MVS plate reader, that target volume must be transferred to an MVS-compatible microtiter plate to perform volume measurements.
September 24, 2013

Executing an MVS Volume Verification of a Tecan EVO Using EVOware Software

This paper describes how to run or call an Artel MVS® Multichannel Verification System volume verification from another program or application. The MVS Data Manager system software application can start a batch operation via a command line switch. The following integration example will be for a Tecan EVO platform using EVOware software.
September 24, 2013

Evaluation of Forward & Reverse Mode Liquid Handling Techniques

Traditionally, precision of volume dispensing has received more focus than accuracy, making the latter overlooked. This study highlights the importance of understanding both accuracy (how close the transferred volume is to the target volume) and precision (how repeatable the volume transfer is) when evaluating the quality of instrument performance.
September 24, 2013

Artel MVS as a Tool for Measuring Liquid Mixing Efficacy in Microplates

You wouldn’t bake a cake without mixing the ingredients first, yet when important assays are being conducted the liquids dispensed into a microplate are often assumed to have mixed through simple diffusion or after only a cursory agitation of the plate.
September 21, 2013

Cybi®-Selma – Basic Information

CyBi®-SELMA is a semi-automatic pipettor for quick, precise and reproducible processing of 96-well and 384-well microplates. Equipped with 96 or 384 parallel working tips of different sizes (1 ml - 10 µl) it is easy to operate without the need for a separate computer control system. Applications like microplate replication and reformatting, media exchange as well as dilution can be executed reproducibly and conveniently.
September 20, 2013

Measuring the Precision and Accuracy of the Cybi®-Well vario

In laboratory automation precise and accurate liquid handling over a large volume range is essential to meet the challenges of modern drug discovery and life science applications. The accuracy and precision demands of liquid handling tasks are growing with increasing throughput and decreasing volumes.
September 19, 2013

Measuring the Accuracy and Precision of the epMotion 5070 Workstation

In response to the need to automate molecular biology methods, automated liquid handling technology has been the focus of extensive research and development. The epMotion 5070 is a new state of the art liquid handling platform. Based on the air cushion piston stroke system, a technology that has been proven for decades, the epMotion is designed to optimize liquid handling requirements
September 18, 2013

Ethanol Solutions for MVS® Volume Verifications

Ethanol is used in pharmaceutical and other life science laboratories for innumerable experimental protocols. Ethanol is often combined and/or used as an additive in aqueous-based solutions and these solutions are used for many types of experiments.