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Optimized Precision: Essential Tips for Error-Free Liquid Handling

Manual and automated liquid handling systems are not immune to error but this can be rectified with effective protocols, regular maintenance, and proper training

Errors in liquid handling generally involve inaccuracies or mistakes that occur during the use, transfer, and dispensing of liquids. These errors can significantly impact experimental results, their validity, and reliability. This can result in incorrect conclusions being drawn about the experiment and its potential outcome as well as wasting precious resources and time. 

Common liquid handling errors, particularly concerning pipettes, range from loss of sample volume due to a failure in pre-wetting tips, poor quality tips, and serial dilution errors, to name a few. Accurate liquid handling, either manual or automated, is crucial in various fields including biology, chemistry, pharma, and diagnostics. Proper techniques, regular instrument calibration and maintenance, alongside effective quality control measures can help minimize the potential risks and errors associated with liquid handling.

In this infographic, you will learn about 10 common liquid handling errors, their origins, and corresponding measures that must be implemented to avoid them. 

Download the infographic now to learn how to error-proof your experiments, and elevate your results' accuracy, precision, and reliability. 

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