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Pipette Calibration Resource Guide

How to effectively perform, manage, and maintain ISO-compliant pipette calibrations

This resource guide offers a comprehensive toolkit for managing pipette calibration data, tracking, and scheduling, whether it's performed on- or off-site. This ensures optimal calibration, facilitates compliance with international standards, and promotes efficiency, accuracy, and reliability in laboratory operations.

With rising demands on data management, lab managers are challenged with efficiently tracking equipment while maintaining regulatory compliance, especially for shared equipment. Pipettes, integral to lab workflows, must be calibrated and checked regularly to guarantee accuracy and reliability and to stay compliant. Given the extensive use of pipettes in labs, managing calibration schedules and data, shipping, and tracking pipettes imposes a significant administrative burden on staff and can disrupt workflows. 

Pipette Calibration Resource Guide

Handling pipette calibrations in-house is streamlined with contemporary tools and equipment, presenting several key advantages, including greater process control, cost-efficiency, and immediacy. Lab managers can take immediate action on quality control issues indicated by out-of-spec pipettes and ensure environmental conditions during use and calibration match. In-house calibrations also offer a more economical choice, particularly after factoring shipping and fees for a large number of instruments, and mitigate the risk of pipette damage or loss during shipping. Performing calibrations in-house accelerates turnaround times for minimal operational interruptions and provides greater scheduling flexibility. 

However, it's essential that international standards, notably ISO 8655:2022 and ISO 17025, are meticulously observed to ensure accuracy. Moreover, data management should be compliant with 21 CFR Part 11 and/or EMA Annex 11 regulations for GxP labs.

In this resource guide, you will discover:

  • Specialized tools to efficiently manage centralized pipette calibration data and automate workflows
  • Essential tools for pipette calibration and new technology to enhance precision and speed
  • A review of factors determining calibration frequency
  • Respective roles of ISO 8655 and ISO 17025 in calibration and recent amendments 
  • A detailed overview of ISO 8655:2022 standards

Download this comprehensive guide on managing pipette calibrations and data with standard methods for gravimetric calibration and testing procedures.

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