3 Reasons Pipette Training Is Critical to the Bottom Line Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 The Key to Pipetting Error Prevention, Cost Control and Productivity 1. Variability in Pipetting Technique and Skill Level = Variability in Results In Part 1 of our Why Pipette Training Is Critical to the Bottom Line series, we showed how pipette users are responsible for about 70% o...

3 Reasons Pipette Training Is Critical to the Bottom Line Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 Training is the Foundation of Repeatability Golfing, painting, composing, archery, driving even pipetting all require guidance, followed by the development of skill, to achieve excellence. Accuracy and repeatability are at the heart of this excellence. For almost [30] years, I worked ...

Three Pipette Horror Stories in the Lab

Three Pipette Horror Stories in the Lab As little ghosts and goblins prepare to carry their high-capacity pillowcases through their neighborhoods to grab as much sugar as they can carry, we thought we would share some real life horror stories from our experiences providing services to vital labor...

Pipette Tips – 5 Things You Need to Know

For those of us who calibrate on a daily basis, the repeated routine of pipetting may have become almost second nature.  In fact, a metrology-centric calibration program should provide the standardized expertise necessary for proper performance assessment and maintenance.  However, periodical...

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The Evolution of Pipette Calibration Services Part 2

Part Two In part 1 of this blog, I described the landscape of the pipette market, and the developing pipette service market, from the 1960s through the 1990s. In the 30+ years of biology, clinical and metrology lab experience I have accumulated, I recognized two significant events during the past...

The Evolution of Pipette Calibration Services Part 1

Part One The Early Years The mechanical pipette (micropipette) was invented in the early 1960s and has historically become one of the most significant laboratory tools over the last 50 years. It was further developed into an adjustable micropipette in 1972. At this time, there were limited servic...

How to Choose a Pipette Calibration Service Provider

Contracting with a service provider to properly and correctly service your laboratory pipettes is an important step in the security of your laboratory liquid handling system.  Unfortunately, there are many different providers to choose from with widely varying procedures and competencies.  Even...

The Undeniable Value of Conference Exhibits

Conference exhibits and industry vendor shows have historically been excellent events for bringing buyers together with sellers through… wait for it… face-to-face interactions. Although the standard business transaction of placing paper purchase orders from colossal paper catalogs has shifted...

The Remarkable Cost of Pipette Errors

Pipette –  The Primary Laboratory Measurement Tool Laboratory scientists use piston-operated volumetric apparatus, otherwise commonly referred to as pipettes, every day, while developing drugs and therapies, or to provide critical diagnostic test results. The objective is clear: to improve the l...