Pipettes keep your lab moving. While a procedure may call for several different types of lab equipment, the majority cannot be completed without a pipette. Because of this need for productivity that most labs prefer not to send their pipettes away for calibration. On-site calibration does sound appealing, your pipettes never leave the premises and […]
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Proper Pipetting Resources That Will Improve Your Skills
This post is in response to a tweet that said: “Any scientists out there have a good #pipetting info poster to show students?”
— Rachie Lou (@Raquelle_H) May 3, 2014
We are constantly adding to our growing Knowledge Base to provide our customers with excellent resources to increase laboratory productivity. We’ve compiled an extensive list of pipetting resources from major pipette manufacturers that highlight proper pipetting techniques and tools to improve your pipetting experience, regardless of your skill level. Whether you’re working in a clinical, reference, research setting, these resources will help improve your pipetting accuracy and technique.
Is the convenience of on-site calibration really worth it? While some on-site services boast about their speed and their ability to produce immediate results, finding a ‘quick and convenient’ calibration service can sacrifice your pipette’s accuracy. Cutting corners with a calibration service that does not have the correct equipment will end up costing your lab more money, time, and effort. Can your lab really afford to re-calibrate all of your instruments, re-purchase reagents, and repeat all the hours spent on the experiment? Finding a quality off-site calibration service, such as Pipette.com/Accutek Lab, will guarantee reliable calibration of your liquid handling instruments.
Most veteran lab technicians and metrology specialists know that consistent pipette calibration allows for greater quality results and saves money on reagents. They realize that being off, even by a slight margin, can create a significant error in lab research. The average pipette typically requires calibration service at least once a year and most biotech companies do semiannual calibration. It is strongly recommended and in many cases required that each pipette be serviced by an ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratory. ISO 17025:2005 accreditation complies with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) criteria. ISO 17025:2005 “specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry our tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standards methods, non-standard methods, and accredited laboratory-developed methods.” Proper pipette calibration is not a hurried process, instead it is a full-service system that complies to strict and precise practices in a controlled environment to attain an accurate and dependable scientific instrument.
Proper pipette calibration is not a hurried process, instead it is a full-service system that complies to strict and precise practices in a controlled environment to attain an accurate and dependable scientific instrument.