Patient Outcomes Depend on Accurate Assay Results, which Depend on Liquid Delivery Volume

Thursday, July 28
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Theater 1
Presentation by Artel


Developing ideal liquid classes for complex solutions can be an arduous process. In many cases, scientists optimize their liquid class settings with the actual test solutions. However, this is problematic due to prohibitive cost, rarity, availability of additional patient sample, and resource requirements. Simply using water or a glycerol mixture to mimic these solutions is not a suitable option. This presentation demonstrates how Artel PCRMix™ and SerumSub™ QualAssure™ solutions with liquid handling properties analogous to commonly used PCR master mixes and sera, respectively, are used to help improve automated assay workflows. Due to the unique rheological properties of these solutions, compounded by the absolute need for accurate and precise results of these assays, scientists depend on liquid handling precision and accuracy for both large, and small-scale operations.


After attending this session, participants will be able to explain:

  • Understand why liquid class optimization is difficult using in-house developed methods
  • Learn how various solutions impact assay workflows and results
  • Understand how specific laboratory instruments and specialized solutions can improve assay results



Melinda Gold, PhD