Artel Launches Online Series of Pipetting Technique Training Videos
Product News Aug 11, 2009
Artel announced the launch of its online series of pipetting technique training videos hosted at www.artel-usa.com.
A new addition to the company’s suite of pipetting technique training tools, the series of 10 two-minute videos is designed to enable labs to increase the quality and efficiency of their liquid handling operations through enhanced pipette operator competence.
Improper pipetting technique leads to liquid delivery errors and faulty data, which hamper the efficiency and productivity of laboratory operations. To address this challenge and better utilize staff assets, laboratories are increasingly turning to personnel training.
Artel’s series of training videos fits with the company’s broader initiative to provide tools and resources to help laboratories improve liquid handling quality assurance and enhance data quality.
Each episode in the series will cover one fundamental of pipetting technique, such as plunger pressure and speed, selection of proper pipetting mode and pipette tips, and the need to work at temperature equilibrium. The videos address 10 important issues that should be taken into consideration to ensure accurate liquid delivery.
“Operator pipetting skill is one of the key factors determining the accuracy and precision of liquid delivery volumes,” said Kirby Pilcher, President, Artel. “Training tools such as our educational videos provide a cost-effective, convenient method for coaching staff members in optimal technique to improve the quality and integrity of laboratory data.”
Artel’s suite of training tools also includes its Pipetting Proficiency Certification seminars, which are training sessions for laboratory personnel who use pipettes daily. These seminars help lab technicians improve their pipetting technique with a focus on pipette mechanics, causes of pipette failure, mitigating variability, and ergonomics.