Pipette of the Month: Eppendorf’s Reference 2

I recently asked Paul, a 25 year veteran of our ISO pipette calibration laboratory this question:  If you were stuck on a desert island with only one pipette to measure with, which would you choose?  After calling me crazy, we had a conversation about his favorite:  The Eppendorf Reference. Fo...

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 ...

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...

Pipetting Accuracy: Like Holding a Concert in Your Hand

What Does the Symphony Have to Do with Pipetting?  While one might not naturally associate laboratory scientists with symphony conductors, they, like conductors, do rely on a similar arrangement of finely tuned and integrated instruments, skills and techniques to achieve high pipetting performan...

Why Calibrate Your Pipettes?

Pipettes are the primary tools that laboratory scientists use each day, perhaps as a hammer is to a roofer. They provide accurate measurements of very small volumes of liquids in the user’s quest to obtain correct test results. But pipettes are mechanical devices that require regular calibratio...

The Importance of Proper Pipette Repair

Proper pipette repair service must include established, model-specific components, maintenance and repair processes in order to ensure valid compliance to tolerances, as well as maintaining measurement performance between service intervals. With our team of trained technicians and former bio...

Pipette Calibration Services: “Oh, You Still Do That?”

In the wake of the recession, many academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical labs have been forced to take costs into consideration in order to remain nimble in today’s economy.  For these companies, which rely on ISO-accredited pipette calibration & metrology repair services to conduct resear...