Pipette Calibration in California
Biotechnical Services performs pipette calibration in California for many clients. We cover different industries, such as Biotech and pharmaceuticals.
Since its establishment three decades ago, our company has helped thousands of labs to improve their accuracy through equipment calibration. If you are looking for professional calibration services, contact us for more details.
Why work with Biotechnical Services
There are many reasons you should consider us for pipette calibration in California, including:
Biotechnical Services not only calibrate your pipette but also makes necessary repairs. Our team of experts will clean the pipette’s exterior and interior. They will also conduct decontamination and functional inspection, ensuring they perform exceptionally.
In the end, you will receive a calibration certificate to stay compliant with industry standards. So if you want holistic pipette calibration services in California, contact us to book a consultation.
We are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited and ISO 9001:2015 AMS certified pipette calibration, service provider. This means we have met all requirements of relevant bodies. As such, you can be sure our calibration process meets the necessary industry standards.
Moreover, since we are already certified, you don’t have to seek certification from A2LA and other bodies.
We ensure to calibrate pipettes within the shortest time possible. In most cases, we can do this in 24 hours, providing free pickup and delivery to clients around California. Regardless of the make or model, Biotechnical Services has you sorted. Thanks to our top-notch calibration instruments and expertise.
High-quality calibration equipment
To ensure pipette calibration in California is accurate, we use the best equipment on the market. Such equipment enables us to calibrate within a few hours or days, depending on the calibration level. It means you can rest assured knowing your pipettes are calibrated with the latest equipment.
Biotechnical Services is the perfect choice if you are looking for professional pipette calibration services in California. We have a pool of experienced talent that can calibrate pipettes in different industries. Whether in the food, Biotech, or pharmaceutical industry, we have the perfect services for you.
You don’t have to break the bank to have your pipettes calibrated. And at Biotechnical Services Inc., we understand this. We, therefore, strive to accommodate clients with different budgets. If you want to know more about our pricing, you can contact us via our phone or social media platforms.
Pipette calibration services
We offer different pipette calibration service levels, including:
Internal and external cleaning
It involves cleaning the pipette to avoid contaminating samples. We also decontaminate them to ensure your test results will be accurate and dependable. Besides, a decontaminated pipette enhances your experiments and tests. We use a wide range of cleaning procedures, from water to steam.
Visual and functional inspection
Our highly trained experts perform visual inspection, ensuring the pipette is in perfect condition. Some aspects they’ll look for include corrosion, leaks, and cracks that might affect the pipette’s functionality. If the device requires repair, we will do it. However, if it is beyond repair, we will replace it. It is in a bid to bolster your lab’s efficiency and productivity.
Seal and O-ring
For a pipette to work, it needs a quality seal and an O-ring. They prevent the entry of air, which can affect the effectiveness of the pipette. During pipette calibration, we ensure the seal and O-ring are in good shape, so they don’t affect its efficacy.
Gravimetric adjustment and calibration
Gravimetric adjustment and calibration help in volumetric pipette calibration. It uses pure water as a standard reference when converting mass values to volumetric ones. The results provide “To Deliver” (TD) or “To Contain” (TC) calibration. It is ideal for high-accuracy calibration. As expected, it demonstrates traceability to the international units (SI) system.
Pipette calibration label
Once calibration is complete, we will provide a pipette calibration label for verification by relevant bodies.
Pipette calibration certificate
As a leading service provider for pipette calibration in California, Biotechnical Services offers calibration certificates. It is to show that the calibration process is within the industry standards.
Pipette brands that we calibrate
We offer pipette calibration services for all leading brands, including:
- Thermos Scientific
- Scilogex MicroPette
Regardless of the pipette brand, you can be sure we will calibrate it to meet your requirements. So call us today for more information.
Why you should calibrate your pipettes
There are many reasons why you should calibrate your pipettes, including the following:
Preventing wear and tear
Pipettes have several moving parts, such as seals, O-rings, gears, and pistons. With continued use, these parts tend to wear out, affecting the effectiveness and accuracy of the gadget. It can lead to poor results and time wastage. Periodic pipette calibrations and preventative maintenance can help mitigate errors, maintaining the pipette’s accuracy.
Let’s face it; a poorly maintained pipette will no doubt give you inaccurate results. Calibration can help prevent inaccuracy since its measurement will be within standards such as ISO 8655: 2002. As such, its accuracy will lead to more conclusive and dependable results.
Government regulatory bodies in California require labs to comply with specific industry standards. It is to facilitate the integrity of products and test results. If your lab is non-compliant, you might receive hefty fines or have your lab closed.
Besides, the calibration service provider ought to use pipette calibration tools that meet these regulations. If you use a compliant calibration company’s services, your lab will automatically comply with the rules.
Most labs will carry out scientific discoveries in a bid to develop new drugs or therapies. For their findings to be viable in a real-world setting, they need to be reproducible. As such, a scientist should easily control variables that affect pipette measurement performance. And one can achieve this through regular calibration that meets ISO 8655 requirements.
Overall, it is good practice to have regular pipette calibration. As you’d guess, measurement controls separate valid processes from invalid ones. With pipette calibration, ISO 8655 sets the standard for pipette accuracy. It reduces errors and wastage, meaning you’ll only get accurate results.
How often should pipettes be calibrated?
The frequency of pipette calibration depends on how often you use them. Ideally, they should be calibrated annually. However, monthly calibration is an ideal schedule if you use them frequently.
How do you calibrate a pipette?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to calibrate a pipette.
- Collect the necessary tools, such as the pipette, tips, beaker, thermometer, weigh boats, and distilled water.
- Measure the water temperature. You will use the measurements during calculations to check calibration.
- Use a scale with microgram readability to weigh the weigh boat. Ensure to set it to zero after closing the balance door.
- Aspirate and dispense the set volume three times to pre-rinse the pipette tip. Ensure to remove any liquid.
- Next, ensure to aspirate the calibration volume without bubble formation and dispense the liquid into the weight boat. Record the reading on the scale and repeat this ten times.
- Use the equation V = W x Z to calculate the dispensed volume. W (water weight), Z (Z-factor), and V = dispensed water calculated volume.
- Calculate the mean of the ten trials.
- Use the equation A = 100 x Vavg/V0. Vavg (average calculated volume), V0 (volume you were dispensing), and A (pipette accuracy).
- The pipette is calibrated if the range is between 99 and 101%.
At Biotechnical Services Inc., we pride ourselves in offering ISO-compliant pipette calibration services. Contact us via our channels for more information on pipette calibration in California.