Examining the Z-Factor

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The main point here is to consider not just the liquid handler and whether it passes QC, but how it works with your assay. It is a good idea to test all liquid handlers that might be used as a back-up prior to kicking off a screening campaign.

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Role of Assay Controls Within a Robust Quality System

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We had the good fortune to speak with Rebecca Butler, an assay automation expert from molecular diagnostics company CareDx about this topic, and she explained how they combine assay controls with rigorous instrument validation and monitoring to create a robust quality system and ensure the integrity of their assay results.

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900 Seconds at XenoTech

Case Study

Leading contract research organization gains hundreds of hours in research time thanks to new QA method Contract research organizations (CROs) have been growing at an impressive clip since the 1990s when the R&D efforts and needs of pharmaceutical companies started becoming increasingly more complex. Despite their ongoing focus on innovation, most pharmaceutical companies, regardless of […]

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Engineering the Future of Agricultural Biology

Case Study

Enhancing productivity, food safety and ecological sustainability Look around. You are surrounded by agricultural biology in action. From the endless green fields of corn and soybeans stretching across the Midwest and the vibrant yellow sunflowers of Canada, to the vast rice paddies of Asia and the lush green mountains of coffee growing in Central America, […]

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3 Tips to Aid Assay Transfer

Feature Article

Assay transfer failures can result in significant delays in projects and manufacturing, additional costs, and incomparable data. Read the following tips designed to help facilitate assay transfers within and between laboratories.

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Optimize Volume Transfer Methods to Avoid Reagent Concentration Errors

Technical Resource

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 […]

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