Mentors at Your Benchside

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17 Ways to Stop Pipetting Errors From Ruining Experiments

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#2 — Micropipettes are the bread and butter instrument of a lab, helping you to accurately dispense minute amounts of liquid. But these tools are only trustworthy if they are well maintained and handled appropriately. Listen to the latest episode of Mentors At Your Benchside to uncover top tips for precise pipetting.

Want to know more about correct pipetting technique? Access the original article on 17 Ways to Avoid Pipetting Errors, download the Gilson Guide to Pipetting, and read the Nature article showing the effect of sample temperature on pipetting volume. [1–3]

1. 17 Ways to Stop Pipetting Errors From Ruining Your Experiments. Available at:
2. Gilson Guide to Pipetting. Available at:
3. Millet, F., Barthlen, T. Securing accuracy and precision when pipetting hot and cold liquids with Microman®. Nat Methods 4, iii–iv (2007).