Specially-developed five step programme offering a systematic approach to maximizing pipetting accuracy and precision
Good Pipetting Practice (GPP) is a guideline for reducing the risks involved in the workflow process for liquid handling and for maximizing the potential to produce accurate, reproducible data.
The GPP principles are organised into five major components. By applying them in your lab you will ensure that your team will gain the range of pipetting skills necessary to produce consistent, reliable data. It will help you understand the wide range of liquid handling instruments available and teach you how to optimise your workflow.
Good Pipetting Practice also focuses on how ergonomics can influence experimental data and your health. It points out the risks associated with uncalibrated pipettes and the role of routine checks vs. professional
Evaluation - Determine your Needs
The first step towards achieving more reproducible results is to understand all your options. A clear idea of your desired workflow and the level of accuracy and precision required will speed up the evaluation of applicable tools and technologies.
Selection - Get the Right Tools
A pipettes performance can be greatly affected by the characteristics of the liquid being measured. Your time and materials are expensive, so making sure that your pipettes, tips and related tools are the most appropriate for your application will save you money and increase your productivity
Installation and Training - Assure Proper Use
An optimized pipetting system is only as good as the people who use it. Good technique and knowing which techniques to use for various liquids affects precision, accuracy and the reproducibility of your results.
When purchasing a precision pipette, it should come with a calibration certificate and then be put on a schedule for regular calibration, based on how much it is used.
Routine Operation - Verification and Service
Well maintained pipettes, periodic verification and a system for assuring that every pipette in your lab receives regular service is essential to maintaining a high performance environment.
The GPP programme consists of a comprehensive package of risk analyses, educational materials, and seminar offerings for your lab.
Whats your pipetting Risk?
GPP Risk Check™ is a great way to get started. Just 5 minutes and you will receive an assessment of your pipetting risks and recommendations for minimizing them.
Anachem is offering a comprehensive range of seminars that cover all aspects of the Good Pipetting Practice programme. The seminars are carried out by our GPP experts at your premises and are tailored to your laboratories specific requirements.
Find out more about the seminar options available.
Good Pipetting Practice Brochure
White Paper - Pipette Calibration & Technique - Their effect on Experimental Outcome