March 19, 2007

Artel has launched the Extreme Pipetting Expedition in an attempt to demonstrate the impact of environmental conditions on pipetted volumes.   

The year-long study will see the company visiting locations with extreme ranges of common laboratory conditions, such as high and low temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. Pipette performance will be measured at each location using the Pipette Calibration System to identify the resulting volume variability.

In the expedition’s first stop at the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in New Hampshire at 6,288 feet, the pipettes were found to under-deliver by up to 10%.

Laboratory managers and technicians can log onto the company’s [removed]Web site[/removed] to view the data and to suggest locations and environmental conditions to be explored in the next phase of the study.