Artel Recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Excellence with Lab Week Event

WESTBROOK, Maine (June 16, 2022) Medical Laboratory Professionals Week highlights the importance of clinical laboratory competency and celebrates the professionals involved in this critical science annually. Labs have been dealing with extraordinary workloads in the past couple of years and this event was a wonderful opportunity to express appreciation for these valued members of the life sciences community.

The Artel 2022 Pipetting Challenge took place in conjunction with the Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week), which was held April 24-30. Over 260 participants entered the competition, which was created to test pipetting proficiency and help lab professionals demonstrate their skills while competing for medals and prizes. “Artel would like to congratulate all the contestants who took part in this popular, team-building event” said, Linda Sheehy, communications and events manager. “After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID pandemic we were excited to bring back this event for Lab Week. This competition is a way to recognize lab professionals for their dedication to quality, and the Pipetting Challenge provides a fun way for them to show off their skills.”

Using the Artel PCS Pipette Calibration System and Manual Pipetting Best Practices poster demonstrating proper pipetting technique, each contestant was asked to deliver 20 µL ten times. Contestants entered their pipetting performance results online to see how they measured up to their peers and other teams. Everyone who competed received a certificate of participation and those who scored within specific tolerance levels earned bronze, silver, or gold medals. Teams of 10 participants each vied for the top prizes.

Congratulations to the winning teams:

  • ADx Magical Unicorns II (Allele Diagnostics) in Spokane, WA, took first place with a score of 0.1860 %CV, winning a gift card of $300.
  • The Pharmatrons (ARUP Laboratories) in Salt Lake City, UT, took second place with a score of 0.2120 CV, winning a gift card of $200.
  • The Micro Leaders (ARUP Laboratories) in Salt Lake City, UT, took third place with a score of 0.2130 CV, winning a gift card of $100.

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