Measuring Volume Changes as a Result of Environment
2 December 2015

As the demand for high throughput drug screening increases, modern drug discovery and research labs are utilizing complex automation systems to assist in screening novel drug candidates. 96 and 384 well plates are routinely used to achieve the necessary throughput required. As sample density increases, humans become more removed from the screening process and proper sample care can occasionally be overlooked. This application note describes a quick and easy way to understand the severity of absorption and evaporation on plates by monitoring small volume changes over the course of a normal day using the VMS (Volume Measuring System) from Artel.