December Pipette of the Month: The Brandtech Transferpette S
For the coming months, the pipette experts at TTE Laboratories will isolate a few excellent pipettes that qualify for the title: Pipette of the Month. While you can use these pipettes any month out of the year, we like suggesting tools you can depend on for excellent results.
The Key to Pipetting Error Prevention, Cost Control and Productivity
1. Variability in Pipetting Technique and Skill Level = Variability in Results
In Part 1, I mentioned that in my 30 years of laboratory experience, I have never had formal pipette training. If your story is similar, I’m sure you’ll agree at pipetting skills vary greatly from one lab tech to another. What is not often realized is the significance this variability can have on measurement accuracy, cost and test results. For example, consider the following:
Golfing, painting, composing, archery, driving even pipetting all require guidance, followed by the development of skill, to achieve excellence. Accuracy and repeatability are at the heart of this excellence.
For almost  years, I worked in and around laboratories where pipetting accuracy was critical to the objective…accurate test results. Yet, in all that time, I never received formal training on proper pipetting technique, nor was I ever formally evaluated for pipette performance competency.
As little ghosts and goblins prepare to carry their high-capacity pillowcases through their neighborhoods to grab as much sugar as they can carry, we thought we would share some real life horror stories from our experiences providing services to vital laboratory tools. While we aren’t quite reaching the depths of twisted science like Dr. Frankenstein, there are three practices we see regularly that will chill the bones of anyone dedicated to solid, high quality liquid handling practices in the lab…
For those of us who calibrate on a daily basis, the repeated routine of pipetting may have become almost second nature. In fact, a metrology-centric calibration program should provide the standardized expertise necessary for proper performance assessment and maintenance. However, periodically brushing up on the fundamentals of practice and procedure can refresh your skills, correct errors, and remind you that even the smallest mistakes can lead to major ramifications in the lab space. Understanding your process and having mastery of your chemistry lab supplies, or biology techniques, will play a huge role in your success or failure. So let’s go back to the basics to ensure the highest quality of service and measurement at every turn with these 5 things you need to know about pipette tips:
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