WESTBROOK, ME (April 25, 2017) – Fulfilling its role as a leader in liquid handling quality assurance, Artel provided a presenter for the March 2017 Annual Technical Forum of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Senior Scientific Manager George Rodrigues talked about best practices for calibration of pipettes, and the critical role that liquid handling instruments play in laboratory data quality. In addition, the presentation covered current documentary standards, traceability requirements, validated calibration methods, and factors influencing measurement uncertainty.

“As the annual meeting for the largest, internationally-recognized laboratory accreditation body in the U.S., the Tech Forum is a great opportunity to interact with a wide range of quality experts, including managers of accredited calibration and testing laboratories, A2LA staff and technical assessors,” commented Rodrigues. “We were honored to be invited to present our thoughts on liquid handling calibration – crucial to any well-run life-sciences laboratory.”

The A2LA Technical Forum promotes collaboration, training and development, and communication among organization members, accredited CABs, users of A2LA accreditation, as well as A2LA assessors. The annual event consists of member meetings, technical advisory meetings, training, and other sessions specifically geared towards A2LA stakeholders.


About Artel

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 pharmaceutical, and biotechnology research and manufacturing, regulatory agencies, academia, clinical diagnostics, 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.

About A2LA

A2LA is a non-profit membership association with over 35 years of experience providing internationally-recognized accreditation and training services. A2LA has been providing accreditation services since 1978. A2LA is the fourth largest multi-disciplined accreditation body in the world with over 3,000 currently active accreditation certificates.