PCS® QualAssure® Solutions

Accuracy and Precision for Consistency

Designed to Measure Pipette and Operator Performance

Facilitate the highest standard of quality control for calibration and interim performance verification of your manual pipettes and improve pipetting proficiency of operators. PCS QualAssure solutions are volume measurement standards that provide exceptionally high accuracy and precision even at volumes as low as 0.1 μL. They ensure consistency between tests performed with any pipette, by any operator in any laboratory, anywhere in the world.

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  • Convenient
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Designed specifically for Artel PCS

Customization to your Needs

We understand no two laboratories are the same. Depending on the number of pipettes you have, the volumes you test, the number of operators you need to assess and the types of verifications you do (as-needed quick checks, interim verficiations, or annual calibrations) your usage of QualAssure solutions will differ.

We can help you determine your exact QualAssure solution consumption and match you with one of our kits (available in six concentrations from 0.1 μL and up to 5 mL.):

  • QualAssure Standard Kit, which contains 12 blank vials and 1 bottle each QualAssure (1-4) for startup or basic needs
  • QualAssure Bulk Kit, which comes with 50 blank vials and a mix of 12 bottles QualAssure (1-4), customized to your specific needs.
  • QualAssure 5 and 6 for low volumes (0.1 – 2 µL) can be purchased separately and are listed on our ordering page.

How It Works

PCS QualAssure solutions which contain various concentrations of red dye are pipetted into the Blank vials filled with a controlled concentration of blue dye.

  • QualAssure 1 has the lowest concentration of red dye molecules and is used for larger volume pipettes up to 5 mL.
  • QualAssure 6 has a higher concentration of red dye molecules and is used for lower volume pipettes, all the way down to 0.1 μL.

As the volume-of-interest decreases, the appropriate QualAssure solution (1-6) contains an increased concentration of red dye, thereby maintaining constant signal strength to the detector in the PCS.

Metrological Traceability

Metrological traceability is maintained to the international system of units (SI). Photometric standards are calibrated at the National Physical Laboratory of the United Kingdom. Qualification of reference spectrophotometers meets applicable standards such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), ISO, CLSI, and ASTM International.

Solution Manufacturing

  • Solutions are manufactured in a HEPA filtered clean room.
  • Precise chemical formulations are made according to gravimetric and volumetric standard operating procedures by qualified chemists.
  • Solutions are manufactured, preserved and sub-micron filtered to ensure stability and performance.
  • Release testing is done in Artel’s accredited ISO 17025 laboratory.

Quality Testing

  • Calibration of all solutions is performed with very precise methods.
      • ±0.0004 AU for 730 nm measurements
      • Accuracy measured with uncertainty as low as 0.033%
  • The Artel laboratory maintains an ISO 17025 scope of accreditation for calibration methods used to test all manufactured solutions.
  • All laboratory chemists go through a rigorous training and qualification.
  • Proficiency testing via inter-laboratory and intra-laboratory comparison monitors the competence of all laboratory chemists.
  • The laboratory environment meets the requirements of ISO 8655 and NIST SOP 14.
  • The laboratory maintains a registered quality management system according to ISO 9001 which ensures document control, record control, risk/opportunity, improvement, corrective action, internal audits and management review.

Filling & Labeling

Filling is conducted in a clean room environment. Quality checks are performed throughout the filling and labeling process and records are kept documenting all data collected and indicating personnel involved in each step.

Blank vials and QualAssure solutions are filled weekly and delivered to laboratories with stability for 15 months. Blank vial fill volume is confirmed with 0.012% uncertainty.

PCS QualAssure Solution Volume Range (µL)
QualAssure 1 ≥ 200  - ≤ 5000 µL
QualAssure 2 ≥ 50 - < 200 µL
QualAssure 3 ≥ 1 - < 50 µL
QualAssure 4 ≥ 2 - < 10 µL
QualAssure 5 ≥ 0.5 - < 2 µL
QualAssure 6 ≥ 0.1 - < 0.5 µL
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