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...

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...