[Automated-sequencing] Re: Sealing 384-plates

Phillip SanMiguel pmiguel at purdue.edu
Wed Jan 11 20:14:32 EST 2006


Fulton, Ciaran wrote:
> Has anyone any recommendations for sealing 384-plates not using a
> heat
> sealer. We currently use adhesive foil seals from ABgene which seem Ok
> but our ABI engineer thought they might interfer with the array.
> 
> Any comments?
> 
> 
> Ciaran
> 
You might get adhesive residue on the piercing nails. That's the only 
reason I'm aware of that ABI switched from recommending foil seals 
(3700) to heat seals (3730).

ABgene has a relatively inexpensive heat sealer (I don't mean the 
$20,000 monster recomended by ABI). It works fine. It is even possible 
to remove the heat seal film and reseal (if you don't over seal the 
first time.)

Phillip



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