qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

25 Jul - 26 Jul 2017

Event Description

Bringing together over 150 industry and academic experts working in areas such as molecular biology/diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, and miRNA analysis, the congress will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both dPCR and qPCR through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, vaccines, clinical applications, microbiology, and other novel applications.

The conference will provide an interactive networking forum to both further develop and answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, poster presentation sessions, and expert led case study presentations from a 30-strong speaker faculty examining topics on 3 separate tracks. More information


Tuesday, July 25, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

Visit Artel’s Booth 8

Artel Pipetting Challenge

If you are attending qPCR & Digital PCR Congress stop by the Artel booth and participate in the Pipetting Challenge for your chance to earn a gold, silver or bronze medal!

Check out our Pipetting Challenge event listings to stay up to date with the Challenge and to see where you can find us next.

Products & Services

Learn how to get optimal performance from your pipettes and automated liquid handlers. Artel products and services help you ensure that your volume transfers are accurate, giving you confidence in your results.


The Importance of Pipetting Technique when Using Micropipettes

Presented by: Bjoern Carle, Product Manager, Artel
Time: July 26, 9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

Mechanical action micropipettes are ubiquitous in laboratories and are used for many routine tasks, including the quantitative measurement and dispensing of analytical samples and reagents. As 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. The design and construction of piston-operated air-displacement pipettes render their performance susceptible to the pipetting technique used by the operator of such devices, as well as the environment in which they are operated.

This presentation evaluates a number of techniques that influence the accuracy and precision of the pipetted volume and solutions on how the operator may control all of these parameters.


Impact of Weather on Pipetting

Presented by: Bjoern Carle, Product Manager, Artel
Time: July 25, 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Poster Number:  q9

Liquid handler performance can be optimized by adjusting system operating parameters, but the effect of environmental conditions on liquid handling quality is often under appreciated.

The study described in this poster illustrates the effect of two environmental factors (air temperature and humidity) on the volumetric performance of a Tecan Freedom EVO® pipetting robot, equipped with a liquid LiHa (Liquid Handling Arm). Tecan recommends that the Tecan Freedom EVO be installed in a controlled environment. However, some users choose to operate in less controlled conditions.

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