Pipette Quality Management Certification 2019


This two-day, hands-on seminar in Maine is designed for laboratory personnel who use pipettes daily and need to manage regulatory compliance, improve internal processes for pipette management, or establish an internal pipette quality assurance program.

Participants are awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze pipetting medal and an official Artel Certificate of Proficiency after passing both the written and practical exams. In addition, participants will receive materials to assist in developing a more robust QA/QC program for pipettes, technologists, and liquid handling processes.

Topics Include:

  • Best Practices in Pipetting Technique
  • Pipette Ergonomics
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Pipette Repair and Maintenance
  • Diagnosing Pipette Failure
  • Calibration Technologies
  • Setting up a Quality Assurance Program
  • Single and Multichannel Pipetting Technique Certification



George Rodrigues, PhD, Senior Scientific Manager
Wendy Vaccaro, M.T. (ASCP), Technical Services Manager
Candie Gilman, Training and Support Specialist
Doreen Rumery, M.L.T (ASCP), Quality Control Laboratory Manager
Keith Albert, PhD, Senior Applications Scientist

Day One

Part I – Pipettes in the Laboratory Overview

  • Understand the mechanics of pipettes
  • Identify causes of pipette failure
  • Define guidelines on calibration frequency, number of data points, and tolerance limits
  • Assess the need for operator training with guidelines for training and testing

Part II – Mitigating Pipette Operator Variability

  • Perform “as-found” operator proficiency evaluation
  • Participate in hands-on, standardized technique training session
  • Apply new skills in a post-training practical exam

Part III – Ergonomics

  • Recognize risk factors, sources of stress, common problems
  • Discuss laboratory and workstation design

Day Two

Part IV – Regulations and Compliance

  • Review industry standards, clinical standards
  • Discuss GMP/GLP regulations
  • Learn more about traceability, ISO 17025 accreditation, and new compliance issues

Part V – Pipette Repair and Maintenance

  • Become familiar with different pipette models
  • Learn about procedures for maintenance and repair of air displacement piston pipettes
  • Conduct pipette maintenance on sample pipettes

Part VI – Calibration Technologies

  • Review pipette calibration methods
  • Discuss best practices for pipette calibration

Part VII – Setting up a Quality Assurance Program

  • Explore laboratory best practices
  • Determine recommendations and guidance for calibration frequency
  • Evaluate case studies and participate in group discussions

Part VIII – Multichannel Pipetting Technique Certification

  • Understand issues associated with multichannel pipettes
  • Perform “as-found” operator proficiency evaluation
  • Participate in hands-on standardized technique training
  • Apply new skills in a post-training practical exam

Part IX – Artel Product Overview and Use

  • PCS Pipette Calibration System
  • Artel Pipette Tracker™ software
  • MVS Multichannel Verification System

Part X – Medal Awards, Evaluation, and Certificate Presentation

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Register for the Pipette Quality Management Certification

Cost of Seminar: $1,950.00 per person

Location: Homewood Suites, Scarborough, Maine

Airfare and lodging are not included. For each seminar, Artel will provide lunch on both days, dinner on the first evening, and transportation to and from the seminar from recommended local hotels. Group discounts are available. If you have any questions about the seminars, airlines, hotels, or payment, please contact Artel at 888-406-3463.

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