thin-walled pcr tubes?

Przemko przemko at reks.uia.ac.be
Mon Feb 14 06:06:29 EST 1994


In article <1994Feb11.080953.7560 at rockyd.rockefeller.edu> myersm at rockvax.rockefeller.edu () writes:
>Experienced PCR people:
>
>Who knows of a good source for very thin-walled microtubes (0.5ml) that
>work well for PCR? We do a lot of PCR with degenerate primers and find
>that the tube is critical for getting good yields of product. We
>currently get our tubes from VWR, but they apparently changed their
>supplier about a year or so ago. The tubes have gone from having recessed
>to flat tops, and are now thicker walled, and give noticeably less
>product. Even better would be thin walled tubes that come in multiple
>colors (cycle sequencing G,A,T,C).
>
>PS. I know Perkin Elmer-Cetus sells special thin walled tubes, but they
>are quite expensive. Hoping for a cheaper source.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Michael Myers
>myersm at rockvax.rockefeller.edu

In belgium we buy from BioZyme, a dutch company. I don't know where
they get it from but the tubes are indistinguishable from PE and A LOT
cheaper!

Przemko




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