Scientists typically optimize assay parameters first, then select an automated liquid handler using default parameters during transition to an automated platform. This study illustrates the importance of optimizing both the assay and any associated liquid handling steps with the goal of minimizing variability.
This tutorial demonstrates the importance of understanding the assay technicalities that should be taken into consideration before automated scripts are created to prepare for potential challenges encountered during method transfer.
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.