Cleaning of sequencing gel plate

Jim Owens jow at
Mon Mar 14 12:37:29 EST 1994

In article <wzhou.2.2D847B80 at> ,
wzhou at writes:
>Does somebody have a simple procedure for washing glass plates for
>gels and keep them clean after use?  Thanks.

We rinse them with tap water after running a gel and store them until
next time.

Before assembling the gel sandwich, we spray with a glass cleaner (like
Windex except from the lowest bidder) and wipe with Kimwipes or other
lint-free absorbent paper, then rinse with ethanol and wipe with
Kimwipes.  If the plates need a silane treatment, we do it now.

Good luck,

Jim Owens

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