Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Metrology Features
Eric Whitley
Robotic efficiency coupled with human intuition yields a fast, accurate, adaptable manufacturing system
InnovMetric Software
One software capable of operating portable metrology equipment and CMMs within the same user interface
Vivian Lam
Four essential reads on how scientists bring the microscopic world into plain sight
Chandrakant Isi
Experts in design and manufacturing describe the role of augmented and virtual reality
Jennifer Chu
Findings point to faster way to find bacteria in food, water, and clinical samples

More Features

Metrology News
Enables scanning electron microscopes to perform in situ Raman spectroscopy
Certified for use in Class 1, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 locations
Smart-manufacturing data platform collects, presents, and initiates accurate process and metrology data
Supports back-end process control
Quantum nanometrology just got a step closer
Produces clearer images of samples of any shape in which dense areas mask less dense areas
For processed, frozen, and preprocessed vegetables, confections, and more
Three new single-column models with capacities of 0.5 kN, 1 kN, and 2.5 kN
At Pack Expo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 11–13, 2023

More News

Quality Digest


2007 Pipetting Olympics

Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 22:00

(ARTEL, Maine) -- ARTEL’s 2007 Pipetting Olympics will happen during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22–28, 2007.

In the health care industry, pipetting affects test results and patient diagnoses. The mission of the Pipetting Olympics is to improve pipetting technique.

From results submitted by participating laboratories, individual medals and team prizes will be awarded based on coefficient of variation data, which measure deviation of results from the target volume.

“Proper pipetting technique is imperative to generating accurate and precise data in all laboratories, but especially in clinical laboratories,” says Kirby Pilcher, ARTEL president. “ARTEL created the Pipetting Olympics to educate the marketplace about the importance of pipetting technique, and provide a fun and exciting training exercise. Over 500 people participated in our 2006 Lab Week Pipetting Olympics, and we are anticipating an even greater turnout in 2007.”

“We entered last year’s competition to see how our pipetting skills compared with other laboratories, and are looking forward to defending our title in 2007,” says Karen Nelson, quality assurance/quality control technologist at Pathology Associates, the 2006 team winner.

The Pipetting Olympics Program kit includes posters about proper technique, as well as training documents. For training and technique assessment, technicians use the ARTEL PCS (Pipette Calibration System), which provides real-time measurement feedback. Laboratories can get a free PCS loaner system to use for the contest.

Laboratories can register during CLMA Think Lab, March 24–27 in Houston, Texas, or online at www.artel-usa.com/LabWeek2007.

For more information, visit www.artel-usa.com/news/2007olympics.htm.


About The Author

Quality Digest’s picture

Quality Digest

For 40 years Quality Digest has been the go-to source for all things quality. Our newsletter, Quality Digest, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources to assist our readers in their quest for continuous improvement. Our website includes every column and article from the newsletter since May 2009 as well as back issues of Quality Digest magazine to August 1995. We are committed to promoting a view wherein quality is not a niche, but an integral part of every phase of manufacturing and services.