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...

Liquid Handling and the ELISA Protocol: Making the case for a 96-channel semi-automated pipette in your lab

Abstract: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) are commonly used analytical biochemistry assays. The specific techniques vary significantly in the details and sequence of the biological interactions that occur, but they all require a similar range of liquid handling operations. The purpose...

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