January 11, 2017

Ten Tips for Proper Pipetting

This American Laboratory article covers ten fundamental steps – and explains their significance – to improve and standardize the skills of those who operate pipetting instruments.
March 30, 2015
Best practices for micropipettes

Best Practices for the Use of Micropipettes

This study evaluates a number of techniques that influence the accuracy and precision of the pipetted volume. The pipette operator has the ability to control all of these parameters by using the appropriate pipetting technique, as well as by choosing the appropriate pipette size and type of pipette tips.
July 16, 2014
pipetting technique

Best Practices for the Use of Micropipets

Every day, air-displacement pipets are used to quantitatively dispense sample and reagent aliquots for reaction, routine analyses, and specialized tests. Since concentrations of biological and chemical components in the prepared samples for analyses and assays are volume-dependent, incorrectly performed pipetting steps will directly impact the transferred volumes, and hence, the test results.
April 17, 2014
improved pipetting technique

Improved Pipetting Technique: An “Out-of-the-Box” Solution to Reduce Manual Pipetting Errors

Working with Artel, Takeda developed an analyst qualification program using the same technology it uses to verify and calibrate its robotic liquid handlers. The implementation of the comprehensive program not only reduced assay failures but also helped the company transfer assays from bench to automation by using the same measurement standard for each phase of the process.
March 10, 2014

Lab Report 2: Impact of Pipetting Technique

The pipette is a reliable precision instrument that has been used and trusted for many years. However, as with many forms of instrumentation, a pipette will […]
March 1, 2014

Lab Report 3: Pipette Use and Ergonomics

Any work environment including the laboratory, can be a source of ergonomic stress. Laboratorians that use pipettes frequently may find not only their health, but their proficiency […]
February 20, 2014
Defining Accuracy, Precision and Trueness

Lab Report 4: Defining Accuracy, Precision and Trueness

Language influences thinking and careful use of words when evaluating data allows us to understand how best to improve laboratory accuracy. Accuracy is a particularly important concept […]
February 10, 2014
Artel's suggested initial tolerance limits

Lab Report 5: Setting Tolerances for Pipettes in the Laboratory

The performance of mechanical action pipettes must be tested periodically to ensure accurate liquid delivery. The results of such testing then may be compared with pre-established tolerances, […]
February 1, 2014
Pipette Failures in the Laboratory

Lab Report 6: Calibration Frequency for Pipettes

Understanding how pipettes fail Silent Failures Mechanical action pipettes, unlike the original glass pipette, contain many internal parts. Some pipette failures are evident, either to the […]
October 28, 2013

Five Good Reasons: the argument for pipetting technique training

Liquid handling quality assurance is a critical component of an effective laboratory quality program. While quality assurance efforts in liquid handling typically place much emphasis on pipette calibration, repair, and maintenance, ensuring […]