Good Pipetting Takes a Team Effort
07 Nov 2013
By now you have probably had a chance to read through Labnet’s Guide to Good Pipetting, a best practices approach to help you get more consistent, repeatable results for your liquid handling (if not, click here to view the guide now). But good pipetting practices don’t begin and end with pipetting technique. The truth is, good pipetting requires a real team effort that includes you and your lab personnel, the liquid handling instruments you use, and a sense of diligence when it comes to properly caring for your liquid handling equipment.
Good pipetting technique results from well-trained staff and increased exposure to pipetting tools. The old adage “Practice makes perfect” definitely applies here, and often you will see your results improve the more frequently you or your staff use a particular pipettor.
It’s also crucial to have the proper lab equipment to suit your particular needs. The right pipettor can help you achieve desired results much faster than equipment that is ill-suited to your application. If you have questions about which pipette or pipette controller is right for you, take advantage of your experienced Labnet distributor to ensure you find the proper equipment for your lab.
Once you are sure you have the right liquid handling equipment and have ensured the staff using the equipment is trained and knowledgeable about the proper techniques, lab equipment maintenance and calibration can help safeguard your equipment and ensure your results are accurate.
Get more information and have any of your pipette and pipetting questions answered by visiting the liquid handling section of the Labnet website.