sequencing gels sticking to plates

mmm_jharrison mmm_jharrison
Wed Apr 13 01:56:42 EST 1994

 There were some articles on gels sticking to sequencing gel plates.  In
NZ there is a  cheaper alternative to some of the remedies suggested that
work quite well.  I use a non-stick food coating called Chef Mate (by
Johnson) it is just soy bean oil in a spray can.  Spray it on, wipe almost
all of it off leaving a thin even layer, and the gel don't stick.  Cheap
and works 9/10 times.  
But cleaning the plates brialliantly before hand is also a major factor in
avoiding bubbles and other nasties.


Jane Harrison                                             
Medical School
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland NZ
email JEB.Harrison at

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