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...

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...

Proper Metrology Calibration Services Require Broad Accreditation

In order for a calibration lab to achieve ISO 17025 certification, an accrediting body (AB) must ensure both the competency and the quality of a calibration lab’s measurement capability and management system. In other words, the ISO 17025 standard validates that a lab does what it says, says ...

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 ...