Press Release: Are Your Pipettes Accurate? Free Download Offers All You Need to Know About Quick Pipette Performance Checks
Do you tend to skip regular pipette performance verification because you feel it is too difficult or time-consuming? A new guide from METTLER TOLEDO—free for download in January—focuses on an easy method for verifying pipette dispensing accuracy so that you can perform this important check with minimal effort.
Greifensee, 01st January, 2019 – As part of its annual e-Calendar, METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to present “Pipette Quick-Check: 5 Practical Tips and an SOP.” This guide focuses on how you can easily ensure accurate dispensing action for all the pipetting assets in your laboratory. In turn, you assure quality, save materials, reduce costs, and even help protect consumers.
Over time, pipettes get dropped and parts wear out, which can affect their performance. This is why the French-based LERN laboratory, which is part of the IFREMER institute in Normandy, regularly verifies the performance of all its pipettes by gravimetric quick-checks carried out on the laboratory’s balance.
LERN monitors seashell toxins. If toxin concentrations exceed a certain limit, fishing bans may be enacted to preserve consumer health. Because the lab must weigh the health impact a high level of toxins can have against the business cost of a fishing ban, lab operators must use every tool at their disposal to sure the analyses they perform—and thus their decisions—are airtight.
The quick-check guide will help you learn the techniques LERN operators use to reduce pipette failure risk so that you can uncover pipette malfunctions and ensure your analyses are airtight as well. The guide also reviews pipette technology, correct liquid-handling, setting up a balance for quick-checks and choosing weighing vessels that help manage evaporation for enhanced testing accuracy.
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Im Langacher 44, 8606 Greifensee, Switzerland
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METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at www.mt.com.