[Celegans] Platinum wire for worm picks - need some?

Jenny Tenlen jtenlen at fhcrc.org
Fri Dec 2 16:38:57 EST 2005


Hi,

We get our platinum wire from Sigma-Aldrich now.  They cell a variety 
of diameters.  0.2mm is catalog #357359.  1 meter (700 mg) is US$135.50.

Hope this helps.

Jenny Tenlen
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Priess Lab, A3-013
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
(206) 667-4085
jtenlen at fhcrc.org


On Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at 12:39  PM, Andrew Papp wrote:

> Hi,
> This is Andy Papp, semi-ex-worm-person at Tritech Research.  A few 
> labs, knowing that Tritech is all about helping the worm community, 
> got in touch with me and mentioned that Fisher and some others no 
> longer carry the platinum wire for worm picks, and asked if I could 
> get some and supply it.
>
> I can, and will, if there is sufficient interest.
>
> The best wire I found is 99.95% Pt and has a diameter of .010" (.254 
> mm).
> Is that similar to what you have been using?
>
> This is just sort of a "straw poll", but, please let me know if your 
> lab would like to get some now or in the near future.  I am thinking 
> about $100 for 2-3 feet, which, for most labs is a few years' supply.  
> I'd have to order about 100 feet of the wire, so I want to make sure 
> there is sufficient interest.  Also, please let me know if you are 
> already getting it from somewhere else (that still carries it) and if 
> the price seems out of line.  I believe Fisher was charging about 
> $90/ft.
>
> Please reply to me directly at "ap @ tritechresearch . com" (without 
> the spaces) or call w/ any questions.  I will post a summary.
>
> Thanks,
> Andy
>
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