Techniques for handling Viscous Solutions included

WESTBROOK, ME (August 28, 2019) Variability in test and assay results can cause significant delays, unwanted expense, and rework. It can occur within instruments, between instruments, in day-to-day (and sometimes plate-to-plate) operator work, and between operators. There are also significant differences that need to be taken into account when working with viscous vs aqueous solutions. Minimizing these variances can yield a huge payoff in terms of time and money, and greatly improve overall quality, reliability, and lab performance.

Artel is again offering two-day seminars September 26-27 and October 24-25, 2019 that are ideal for lab personnel who manage quality processes, those who utilize single and/or multichannel pipettes, and those who are responsible for regulatory compliance, improving workplace efficiency, and the data integrity of the lab’s test results.

One attendee from the Centers for Disease Control commented, “This training class provided the blueprint to establish an effective pipette management program. I recommend it to anyone that is responsible for the managing their pipettes.” Another attendee said, “This is a great training seminar! I learned so many new valuable tips on pipettes and on proper pipetting technique. I will be able to take this information and knowledge and apply it to my job as well as implement changes to our current procedures.”

Topics to be covered during the seminar include laboratory best practices, pipetting viscous solutions, ergonomics, regulatory compliance, repair and maintenance, equipment failure diagnostics, calibration technologies, and single and multichannel technique certification. Guidance and materials needed to set up a systemized internal quality assurance program are also provided. Attendees may engage in pre- and post-training evaluations of their pipetting skills to illustrate the potential of a sound pipetting technique regimen which includes immediate readout of dispensed volumes, appropriate and clear coaching to prevent errors, and appropriate documentation. The results are always remarkable, and gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded that denote the level of accuracy and precision achieved.