drhoads at mercury.uark.edu
Mon Oct 7 09:20:04 EST 1996
We get ours at Walmart. The clear plastic wide tape that is sold as
packaging tape works as well as the yellow 3M stuff and costs about
$3 per roll. The stuff we get is made by Manco Inc. and has green
labeling inside the roll. We tried a cheaper source (brand name
Sekisui Ta Ind.) and it won't hold. We just tested the ability of
tape to seal on the top of a flask against a high urea solution.
> Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 02:05:13 -0700
> To: nobody at net.bio.net
> Subject: Cheap Tape
> From: Patricia.Thomas at net.bio.net, thomas at pharmdec.wustl.edu
> I'm fairly new to automated sequencing and I just ran out of Permacel
> tape for taping my 373 Stretch Plates. I looked through every catalog
> imaginable trying to find the stuff, consulted with the old ADS
> (automated DNA sequencer--person, that is), and she told me that we buy
> it from ABI. So, you guessed it. I called ABI and was told that it
> costs $79.00/roll!! I felt that I was being had at the time but ordered
> one roll to tide me over. When it arrived, instead of saying Permacel
> tape it said "3M electrical tape." The roll was still yellow but the
> color was slightly different. Anyway, a few relevant questions to you
> professional sequencers:
> 1.Can anyone tell me precisely how to pour the plates without tape?
> I watched someone do it with some 34cm wtr plates but when I tried
> to do it with some 48cm wtr plates it was a disaster. I used an
> automatic pipettor and the stuff never went into the plates. When
> I slightly angled the plate upwards the stuff went in, but promptly
> went out of the bottom of the plates!
> 2.Failing this, can anyone tell me where I can buy reasonably
> priced Permacel tape or yellow "3M electrical tape." I just can't
> believe that the ABI price is market value.
> Thanks for your help!
> Patricia Thomas
> Washington Univ. School of Med.
> Dept. of Molecular Bio. & Pharm.
> thomas at pharmdec.wustl.edu
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