Creating and Testing Custom Alternative Test Solutions

Dec 01, 2011

This application note explains how to create and test a custom dye reagent for checking liquid handler performance for assay-specific reagent types.  Users can check a liquid handler using dye-based reagents that are closer in composition to their assay reagents, such as DMSO and 20% glycerol.

Step-wise instructions make it easy to utilize this powerful platform. Examples of test reagents that have been tested by Artel and/or other users are provided. There are also explanations regarding reagent composition for prepared test solutions, and important considerations for utilizing this functionality.

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