Monitored Air Displacement (MAD):
Monitoring air displacement allows for real time detection of pipetting errors during pipetting steps. This includes detecting:
- if an insufficient amount of liquid has been aspirated for a single, multiple or partial dispense.
- aspiration of air, because the level of the liquid in a reservoir/tube was too low
- blocked tips due to clotting
Errors can then be corrected by user-defined, software-guided error handling. The STAR’s Monitored Air Displacement eliminates uncertainty in automated assays by providing reliable, consistent, walk away automation.