At LabAutomation2010, Artel to Launch Latest Technology for Optimizing Automated Liquid Handlers

Published: Dec 08, 2009

Westbrook, ME (November 24, 2009) – At LabAutomation2010, Artel ( will launch new features of the ARTEL MVS® Multichannel Verification System, an objective performance assessment and optimization tool for automated liquid handlers. New developments enhance measurement data comparability, increase the speed of volume verification, and allow users to reduce the overall variability of their laboratory processes.

The MVS will be demonstrated with automated liquid handlers from Beckman Coulter, Tecan, Agilent, and Hamilton in Artel’s booth (#451) at LabAutomation2010, Palm Springs, California, January 24-26, 2010. The ARTEL MVS provides information on both the accuracy and precision of volumes transferred by each channel of an automated liquid handler in one rapid procedure.

"There are a number of exciting developments in automated liquid handling that will positively alter the world of laboratory science. But operating new technology without an objective measurement tool is essentially like driving a car without a dashboard," said Kirby Pilcher, President, Artel. "Our recent MVS developments are aimed at giving laboratories more powerful information about the performance of their instrumentation. By more fully understanding their automated liquid handlers, laboratories can take steps to measurably improve quality, productivity and data integrity."

Also at LabAutomation, Artel will showcase its Liquid Handler Performance Verification service, in which Artel specialists provide on-site volume transfer performance assessment and optimization for automated liquid handlers.

An additional tool for laboratories looking to improve and verify the performance of their automated liquid handlers is LHTalk (, the only interactive forum dedicated exclusively to liquid handling. LHTalk includes user-generated questions and answers, blogs, and links regarding laboratory liquid handling. Artel will have Internet stations in its booth at LabAutomation for visitors to access this unique website.


Artel is the worldwide leader in liquid handling quality assurance. Artel manufactures the most accurate, precise and easy-to-use systems for ensuring data integrity in any process requiring liquid volume measurement. Artel systems, based on proprietary Ratiometric Photometry, conform to ISO 8655-7 and provide NIST-traceable results to ensure reproducible data and regulatory compliance. In addition, Artel provides liquid handling quality assurance support and consultation services including on-site Pipetting Technique Training and Quality Management Certification for pipette users and laboratory managers, and Liquid Handler Performance Verification services for automated laboratories. Since 1982, Artel technology has been proven in daily use in thousands of laboratories including pharmaceutical, clinical, forensic, public health and environmental. Leading institutions such as Amgen, ARUP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Centers for Disease Control, DuPont, Eli Lilly, FBI, Genentech, Genomic Health, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Merck, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble and U.S. FDA depends on Artel technology to help them meet their objectives for quality and productivity. For more information, contact Artel at 25 Bradley Drive, Westbrook, ME 04092; Tel: 207-854-0860; Fax: 207-854-0867; Website:

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