WESTBROOK, ME (May 15, 2017) – Artel, a strong believer in the ongoing pursuit of pipetting technique and performance perfection, is proud to announce the results of the annual 2017 Pipetting Challenge held during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) – April 23rd-29th. The Pipetting Challenge pitted teams from various laboratories, using the Artel PCS Pipette Calibration System, to achieve the lowest coefficient of variation (CV). This year, ARUP Laboratories had several teams competing, finishing in the top three slots with CVs of 0.09%, 0.14% and 0.16%, respectively. Adding to the excitement, results featured an unprecedented tie for second place with Haematologic Technologies. Individual team members were also awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for best results.

“Artel would like to congratulate the individual team members who won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, and the top four teams whose average CV resulted in a well-deserved celebration,” says Bernadette Danis, marketing manager, Artel. “The Artel Pipetting Challenge is our way of shining the spotlight on just one of the many vital contributions medical professionals make every day.”

Lab teams consisted of 10 lab professionals, each using the Artel PCS to take 10 consecutive data points using a 20 µL volume pipette. Along with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, the labs with the lowest CV won gifts cards to help the teams celebrate their impressive results. This year’s winners are featured on the Pipetting Challenge web page at: http://www.artel-usa.com/news-events/2017-medical-laboratory-professionals-week/

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual event highlighting the importance of clinical laboratory competency and celebrates the professionals involved in this critical science. The event is co-sponsored by several organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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Laboratories worldwide depend upon Artel technology and expertise to standardize and optimize their liquid handling instruments and processes, and to provide them with total confidence in their results. Since 1982, Artel has been solving liquid handling quality, productivity and compliance challenges for laboratories in clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical development and quality control, biotechnology research and manufacturing, regulatory agencies, academia, forensics, public health, agbio, food quality and safety, environmental testing, and research.

Artel provides quality assurance systems and a broad and fully customizable range of support, training and consultation services for laboratories using automated liquid handling instrumentation and manual pipettes.