Cell Culture

Brian A. Hollander afn08460 at FREENET.UFL.EDU
Sat Jan 14 03:18:36 EST 1995

In regard to #2 below, we use a PTFE-like material called Aclar, 
originally described as a substrate for culture by Masurovsky and Bunge 
(1968, Stain Tech. 63:161-165). I don't have the exact protocol here at 
home but basically we treat it for a couple of hrs in 100% nitric acid 
followed by H2O washes, then an overnight incubation in 7X detergent, 
and sterilization by incubation in 100% ethanol. The pieces of aclar are 
coated with collagen then poly-l-lysine. At one time Aclar was only 
available from Allied Chemical (as I recall), but I think polysciences 
now sells the stuff. Hope this helps, any questions about a more detailed 
protocol can be put to me by e-mail and I'll try to answer.


On Thu, 12 Jan 1995, R. O'LEARY wrote:

> Hello
> I am looking for one of two things
> 1. A 3mm or 6mm rod/bar, cylindrical which is tissue culture treated, which 
> can be cut and which can be autoclaved.
> or
> 2. A way of treatinf PTFE ar similar plastic in such a way that cells in 
>  a collagen gel will be able to attach themselves to it as well as the collagen
> replies by email preferred
> Cheers
> Ronan

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