Pipette Management and Calibration simplified with RFID
Are you in charge of a bio lab where you need to manage calibration and servicing of pipettes?
We empathize with you. We know Pipettes are crucial to experiments conducted within labs. However, they also tend to move around a lot – yes, a lot! Not only is trying to make sure pipettes are in the right lab a challenge, but it is harder and more imperative to find them when they are due for calibration.
Using RFID asset tracking for pipette management is a great solution to address these issues. AssetPulse has worked with world leading pharmaceutical companies to track their pipettes. Pipettes require special type of RFID tags due to their unique form-factor. AssetPulse has an array of RFID tags that can be used to track pipettes. Having affixed RFID tags on these pipettes, inventory audits using RFID scanners have become a lot quicker and it also has become easier to locate the pipettes when they come up for calibration.
RFID Asset Tracking – Eases Calibration Process
An RFID instrumented bin can be placed at optimal locations in or around the labs. AssetGather’s Alerting System notifies users/lab managers of upcoming pipette calibrations. With the aid of a mobile RFID scanner, these pipettes are located and placed in one of the bins. Notifications are automatically sent to the pipette manufacturer or the third party calibration company, who can then schedule a pickup or send over personnel to perform the calibration onsite. With AssetPulse’s RFID enabled Pipette Asset Management System, not only do users and lab managers know what types of pipettes are up for calibration, but also how many of each AND their individual serial numbers.
RFID tagged pipettes can also help the Calibration company to efficiently track them when they enter the facility. Their personnel are notified as soon as the pipettes enter their facility, so appropriate resources can be allocated to service them. On completion, the customer can be notified that calibration was completed and that they are ready to be shipped back to the labs. The pipettes are deposited in the lab bins upon arrival from the Calibration company and the lab manager is notified that they are now ready for use.
RFID can provide visibility into the ‘calibration supply chain’ process end-to-end!