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Tube filling methods range from manual filling to large robotic liquid handlers. Manual tube filling is not well suited for processing large numbers of tubes, as it would be tedious and time-consuming. It is also prone to error and contamination. The advantages of automated tube filling include better accuracy, reduction of labor costs, and increased productivity.
Commonly used air-displacement pipettes are highly accurate for most aqueous liquid pipetting applications. However, some research situations exist that are not well-suited for the use of air-displacement pipettes. For these situations, positive-displacement pipettes, such as MICROMAN® E, are a better tool for the job. They offer optimum performance whatever the nature of the fluid, and also prevent cross-contamination and aerosols.
In this case study, learn how one molecular biology and genomics lab is saving time, improving data traceability, and standardizing protocols by using the TRACKMAN Connected pipetting system.
One qPCR Protocol Executed on Three Liquid Handlers: Gilson PIPETMAX®, Hamilton Microlab® STAR™, and Tecan Freedom EVO® 100
To make the qPCR technique more reproducible, scientists need liquid handling protocols that can be readily automated, modified, and transferred between different instruments without affecting the quality of the data itself.
Pipetting insights and digital records of your protocols are at your fingertips with TRACKMAN® Connected, a tablet with accessories and apps that makes pipetting on microplates faster, with greater traceability and reproducibility.
There are many variables to consider when configuring an HPLC system. To help, here are the top five questions you need to answer.
PIPETMAN® M Pipettes: An OEM Solution to Reduce Pipetting Variation and Increase Assay Reproducibility
The use of electronic pipettes can help eliminate pipetting errors and user-to-user variation, and greatly improve assay reproducibility.
This tutorial will show you how to use PipettePilot to create quick and flexible protocols and processes.
Founded in 1850, The Robertet Group is a key player in the design and composition of fragrances, flavors, and natural raw materials. Working on a worldwide scale, the company generates net sales of more than 500 million euros per year.
The increasingly rapid pace of scientific research, combined with larger amounts of data, means it’s now more important than ever that routine steps or small changes to protocols be automatically recorded to ease the researcher's task list.
Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC): A Greener Method for Efficient Purification of Cannabis-derived Compounds
As demand for pure cannabis compounds increases, so too will solvent usage as manufacturers scale up purification to meet the demand.
There are two ways you can partner with Gilson: as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or as a value-added partnership (VAP). Read on for more information about the benefits of these partnership options.
Preparative liquid chromatography experiments can mean working at the crossroads of science and art.
A higher standard of reproducibility made possible with tools that track pipetting data
As researchers rush to investigate the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, a lab tool long used by natural product chemists has found a new application.
Since Gilson invented the continuously adjustable variable volume pipette 45 years ago, we have been an industry leader in liquid handling innovation, helping scientists by making lab life easier and being more productive. Gilson sees the next big innovation revolution around advances in the lab enabled by connected, smart devices containing technologies referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). We sat down with Steve DeCabooter, Director of Product Information Platforms at Gilson, to discuss the growing role of the IoT in the laboratory, and how Gilson’s connected pipettes will contribute to this trend and infuse research with greater traceability and verifiability.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid from the Cannabis sativa L. (Cannabaceae) plant. Researchers have shown that CBD’s medicinal properties may be of use for treating a variety of conditions including pain, inflammation, epilepsy, and cancer.1,2 Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first cannabis-derived drug (Epidiolex®) to treat children with rare forms of epilepsy.
As globalized food trade has become more common in recent years, improved screening methods combined with food inspection investigations have put a large amount of pressure on the food and beverage industry to improve quality assurance and control. This pressure led to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing contamination.
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is the industry standard for cannabinoid extraction, but Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) offers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative with comparable yields and purity. In this article, we describe:
- How each method works
- What differences to take into consideration during cannabis testing
- How to choose the right method for your purification needs
Mass spectrometry was once a technology that only a few knew how or could afford to use, and is now moving into more mainstream analytical environments. This move requires changes in instrumentation design, making it easier to use and maintain, while improving productivity and lowering operational and maintenance costs. See how a new breed of mass detectors are meeting this need through miniaturization.
We interviewed Dr. Francesco Fiorentino, Founder and CSO of Kitos Biotech, to discuss his lab and its transition to automated liquid handling. Learn more about their story and how they have gained a competitive advantage in the market of preclinical research.