Optimize Volume Transfer Methods to Avoid Reagent Concentration Errors

Apr 15, 2013

Optimize Volume Transfer Methods to Avoid Reagent Concentration Errors

Laboratories utilizing liquid handling devices appreciate the efficiency benefits that these important instruments provide.

This technical poster presentation highlights: (a) the importance in checking volume transfer accuracy for all pipettors associated with a specific assay using a standardized metric; (b) how reagent concentrations are critically affected by as much as 50% when as few as two successive volume transfer steps are inaccurate; and (c) how with, simple tools and knowledge, liquid handlers and their associated methods can be quickly optimized to deliver accurate volumes, and therefore ensure proper reagent concentrations in a reaction vessel.

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