How much do you know about today’s mechanical pipettes? Each week, in our Accuracy Matters blog, our readers can find all sorts of useful information about pipetting- best practices and tips, regulatory changes and innovative techniques. This week we’re testing your knowledge!

1. When was the mechanical pipette (micropipette) invented?

Your answer: _____________________________
Read The Evolution of Pipetting Calibration Services to see if you’re right.

2. Which of these is NOT considered a good pipetting technique?
a. Use consistent force when installing the pipette tip
b. Release the plunger rapidly
c. Pre-wet the pipette tip

Your answer: ___________________________________________
Read 8 tips to improve your pipetting technique to see if you’re right.

3.Onsite pipette service providers offer similar quality as a standards-based, laboratory calibration provider, only faster turnaround.
True or False?

Your answer: __________________________________________
Read The Remarkable Cost of Pipette Errors to see if you’re right.

4.Can you name one FDA regulatory requirement your lab must comply with?

Your answer: _______________________________________________
Read 5 tips for keeping one step ahead of the FDA for helpful advice.

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