March 16, 2016

Does weather affect pipetting? YES!

This study uses a two factor design (temperature and humidity) to investigate volumetric performance (precision and trueness) at environmental conditions from 15 °C to 30 °C and 30% to 80% relative humidity. Nine environmental conditions were tested, the mid point, four corner cases and four edge cases. Replicate testing was performed at the mid point and corner cases.
February 4, 2015

Environmental Studies Using the Tecan QC Kit and an Automated Liquid Handling System

Liquid handler performance can be optimized by adjusting system operating parameters, but the effect of environmental conditions on liquid handling quality is often underappreciated.
October 20, 2013

Artel Extreme Pipetting Expedition: Measuring the Impact of Common Environmental Conditions on Laboratory Data Integrity

A team of scientists journey to extreme locations to demonstrate how even the most typical laboratory conditions can wreak havoc on pipette accuracy.
October 20, 2013

Extreme Pipetting IV: It’s Not the Heat, It’s the…

Understanding how pipettes perform in high humidity is critical for laboratory data integrity. According to regulatory standards, pipette calibration laboratories must control their relative humidity at greater than 50%, while working laboratories are often significantly drier.