Expert view: What role do connected pipettes play in the lab of the future?
As research moves forward at a rapid pace and data is being generated in larger quantities than ever before, one problem the scientific community faces is reproducibility.
Researchers often keep paper logs of their pipetting activities, but this can be difficult to sustain and details can end up getting summarised or missed. If a mistake occurs, such as pipetting in the wrong well without noticing and the results are published, other researchers who try to build on those results risk carrying that mistake forward. As each step builds on the next, accidental errors will compound, leading to greater losses caused by inaccurate data.