Learn how to Become a Liquid Handling Expert

13 Apr 2012
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Artel have introduced a comprehensive, two-day seminar, where participants will receive in-depth education, training and certification in pipetting technique and the quality control process. You can participate in discussion groups with peers and receive hands-on instruction in pipetting technique and pipette maintenance.

Certification in this course will enable you to standardize proper pipetting throughout your laboratory and improve your processes for managing pipettes and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will receive take-away materials (SOP templates, ergonomics and technique training materials) that will assist you in developing a more robust QA/QC process for your pipettes.

If you use pipettes daily, and are responsible for understanding regulatory requirements and/or establishing internal quality assurance programs for your pipettes you will find this seminar invaluable.

The seminar is ideal for:

• Laboratory managers and supervisors
• QA and QC supervisors
• Metrology professionals and calibration specialists
• Laboratory technologists and technicians
• Research scientists and analysts and assistants
• Training managers and analysts
• Forensic technologists

The syllabus will be as follows:

Topics - Day One

Part I – Pipettes in the Laboratory Overview
• Understand the mechanics of pipettes
• Identify causes of pipette failure
• Define guidelines on calibration frequency, number of data points and tolerance limits
• Assess the need for operator training with guidelines for training and testing

Part II – Mitigating Pipette Operator Variability
• Perform "as-found" operator proficiency evaluation
• Participate in hands-on standardized technique training session
• Apply new skills in a post training practical exam

Part III - Ergonomics
• Recognize risk factors, sources of stress, common problems
• Discuss laboratory and workstation design

Topics - Day Two

Part IV – Regulations & Compliance
• Review industry standards; clinical standards
• Discuss GMP/GLP regulations
• Learn more about traceability, ISO 17025 accreditation and new compliance issues

Part V – Pipette Repair & Maintenance
• Become familiar with different pipette models
• Learn about procedures for maintenance and repair of air displacement piston pipettes
• Conduct pipette maintenance on sample pipettes

Part VI – Calibration Technologies
• Review pipette calibration methods
• Discuss "Best Practices" for pipette calibration

Part VII - Setting up a Quality Assurance Program
• Explore laboratory "Best Practices"
• Determine recommendations & guidance for calibration frequency
• Evaluate case studies and participate in group discussions

Part VIII – Multichannel Pipetting Technique Certification
• Understand issues associated with multichannel pipettes
• Perform "as-found" operator proficiency evaluation
• Participate in hands-on standardized technique training
• Apply new skills in a post training practical exam

Part IX – ARTEL Product Overview and Use
• PCS® Pipette Calibration System
• ARTEL Pipette Tracker™ software
• MVS® Multichannel Verification System

There will be two seminars, one in May the other in September.

Date: May 10-11, 2012 (2-day seminar)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Homewood Suites
200 Southborough Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074

Date: September 13-14, 2012 (2-day seminar)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Homewood Suites
200 Southborough Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074

Visit Artels website to learn more and to register.

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