Brush Up on the Basics of Pipette Calibration

If you’re reading this article about brushing up on the basics of pipette calibration, it’s clear that you recognize the importance of keeping yourself sharp in the calibration lab. In this post, we have outlined what you need to know about the basics of proper calibration, from maintaining y...

Selecting the Correct Pipette Calibration Levels for Your Lab

When the time comes to have your pipettes calibrated, it’s important to know which of the many service providers and calibration levels is right for you. Regulatory compliance needs vary greatly throughout the market, but all labs want a sound, reliable service provider. The good news is, reg...

An Insider’s Look at Pipette Calibration Best Practices

At TTE Laboratories, we pride ourselves on offering an ISO-accredited, audit-ready pipette calibration program that allows our clients to maximize their pipette performance and improve their scientific development. In this post, we’ll offer readers an insider’s look at our state-of-the-art fa...

10 Ways to Prevent Pipetting Errors

As lab technicians, we can’t deny that mistakes happen—human error, broken machinery, environmental conditions, fatigue and the list goes on. At TTE, we make it a priority to help scientists avoid pipetting errors and reduce their risk of pipette mistakes as a preventative measure. Our belief...

How to Use the Various Types of Pipettes

Within pipette calibration there are five widely used grades of pipettes, all of which have specific guidelines and requirements regarding use, testing, maintenance, and measurement. The five grades of pipettes include disposable/transfer, graduated/serological, single channel, multichannel, and ...

Pipette Maintenance 101: Learn How to Properly Clean Pipettes

The care and maintenance of your pipettes is arguably one of the most important routines for working in the lab. Implementing a strict schedule of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual pipette maintenance could mean the difference between purchasing new, expensive equipment and relying on precise me...

Calibration Management Best Practices: 5 Tips for Keeping One Step Ahead of the FDA

Every year, commercial and research laboratories await the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) annual audit of their establishment’s compliance to the strict requirement guidelines. The FDA regulations for laboratory environments are based on the ISO 17025 standard, which focuses on the lev...

Pipette Repair Services: The Auto Mechanic of the Life Sciences Industry

An auto mechanic’s main role is to diagnose and fix a problem quickly and accurately so that when you leave, you’ll have a safe ride home. A pipette repair service works in much the same way, and should be treated with equal attention in order to provide an effective laboratory environment....

MicroPro 300

Avidien Technologies (Hudson, MA) introduced the microPro 300 pipettor at the SLAS 2017 lab automation show earlier this year and was thrilled to receive the SLAS New Product Award for their innovative new instrument.  The microPro 300 is a 96 channel pipettor that improves your assay results...

The Real Cost of Laboratory Liquid Handling

Laboratories use various types of liquid handling devises every day to measure and transfer samples and reagents. Single and multichannel pipettes, repeat dispensers, bottle-top dispensers, positive displacement pipettes, etc. have been around for 40+ years and are present in almost every biophar...