Product News: Is manual optimization with master mix too slow and painful?

Artel releases new software feature for the Multichannel Verification System

17 Jun 2021

In order to get quality data out of an assay the robots involved need to be optimized for the liquid classes being utilized. When the reagents involved include master mix this becomes a tedious and expensive prospect.

Artel has responded to this challenge with the release of version 3.5 of the Data Manager software for the Multichannel Verification System (MVS®). The update enables the MVS to utilize the QualAssure™ PCRMix ™ solution, a master mix mimic, to enable scientists to take advantage of the significant time savings the MVS brings to the optimization process, as well as the decreased costs offered by PCRMix.

Rob Grbac, director of technical laboratory services at CRL, stated “The Artel MVS assists us with verifying our liquid handlers, evaluating method performance, liquid class development, and method transfers. Artel’s new PCRMix solution is a game-changer; if it had been available earlier it would have saved us hundreds of development hours trying to optimize our master mix. Within two months the MVS was also able to reduce monthly volume verifications down to 15 minutes per instrument from an hour, across 17 production instruments. That’s a huge savings.”

If you would like further information on the MVS and Data Manager 3.5 you can  contact the company at

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