The company has developed a five step programme to help reduce the risks involved in the workflow process for liquid handling.
Pipettes are an essential tool in most laboratories, their accuracy and precision are vital for producing good quality results.
The company hopes the Good Pipetting Practice (GPP) white paper, which can be downloaded above, will enable users to increase pipetting accuracy and improve the reproducibility of data.
Anachem has also devised an GPP Risk Check online tool (click on the link above). The tool takes 5 minutes and users will receive an assessment of pipetting risks and recommendations on how to minimising them.
The GPP programme
The GPP programme consists of a package of risk analyses, educational materials, and seminar offerings.
It is divided into five major components; Evaluation, Selection, Training, Calibration and Routine Operation.
The first two sections are designed to help the user understand application workflows and aid with the selection of the right tools.
The third component outlines the best ways to optimise workflow. The fourth and fifth principles cover how to understand risks in order to alleviate them.
By applying the principles of GPP Anachem claims users will:
- Understand the array of liquid handling instruments and options available
- Know how to optimise their workflow for each of the liquid handling steps involved
- Gain the range of pipetting skills necessary to produce reliable data
- Appreciate how ergonomics can influence data production and their own well being
- Recognise the risk associated with out-of-calibration pipettes and the role of routine checks compared with professional service