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Performance Qualification of an Automated Plate Washer Using the Artel MVS®
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Operation and qualification performance tests are written within the ELx405 Operators Manual, describing dispense precision and evacuation efficiency tests conducted with the help of a balance and a single colorimetric, blue dye. However, results obtained through use of the balance yield the overall mean performance of the entire plate and not individual wells, making troubleshooting any problematic channel on the washer difficult to isolate. The study mentioned herein takes the advantage of the MVS technology already conducted in washable microtiter plates to efficiently and effectively perform the aforementioned tests. The MVS method of performance measurement generates more inclusive and informative output reports that present data in a well-by-well manner for ease of visualization and discovery.

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