bfoord at PFC.Forestry.CA
Fri Oct 29 16:43:49 EST 1993
In article <cupton-271093125528 at hermes.bioc.uvic.ca>, cupton at sol.uvic.ca (Chris Upton) writes:
> Well we all want to make SOME money, but it's clear that some companies
>are just a little too greedy :-( And who suffers in the long run.....
>At least this won't be an "illegal" solution. I'm looking for a source of
>good cheap phenol for your everyday molecular biology jobs. I don't want to
>distill it myself. Let's see waht range of prices folks are paying. I'm
>especially interested in Canadian sources (of course).
>Here's MY bargain of the month:
>I did find a more reasonable bag-sealer for blots by doing a little
>research on my own. There's some plastic ones around, but I looked at a
>heavy duty metal type listed in CanLab catalogue for $400+, and I managed
>to find what looks like the same thing for about $150 (which I still think
>is pricey). That's quite a mark-up (Canadian dollars).
> If anyone is interested I can post the company and address.
> Cheapo Upton.
>Biochem & Microbiol
>University of Victoria
>Victoria, BC Canada These are my views, damn it! Only mine!
I have been buying Phenolfor molecular biology applications from Toronto
Research Chemicals Inc. This is glass distilled under Argon and comes in three
sizes: 500 gms - $90.00 1 Kg - $150.00 3 Kg - $300.00.
I also get my Cesium Chloride (Molecular Biology Grade) from them at:
1 Kg - $165.00 2 Kg - $320.00
Address: Toronto Research Chemicals Inc.
4481 Chesswood Dr.
Canada M3J 2C3
(416) 638-9696 Fax: (416) 638-9727
I have also found that BDH's Analar Phenol works well but I don't have a
As for Bag sealers for blot hybrizations I have been using Dazey Corp.'s
Microseal which is available in Canada through Fairchild Marketing for approx.
$20.00. This is a kitchen sealer with a 8 inch heating bar. I have been using
them for about five years and they work fine with the 3.5 mil polyethylene film
that I use for bags. They due burn out, but they will usually last 2-3 years
depending on usage.
Fairchild Marketing can be reached at (416) 670-0351.
FOORD, BRETT Title: Gene Jockey
Forestry Canada Phone: (604) 363-0600
Victoria, B.C. Internet: BFOORD at A1.PFC.Forestry.CA
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