Cheaper electroporation cuvettes?

Heather H Lord hlord at uoguelph.ca
Fri Oct 28 13:03:03 EST 1994


Eric Kofoid (kofoid at biology.utah.edu) wrote:
: In article <199410111625.JAA20821 at net.bio.net>, Klas.Kullander at bmc.uu.se
: (Klas Kullander) wrote:

: ->I just checked with Bio-Rad and they quote $135.00 + $15 S&H for a bag
: ->of 50, 0.4cm cuvettes. Is this about average or are there 'generic'
: ->brands of cuvettes that people have used to satisfaction
: ->
: ->Thanks
: ->
: ->George Chacko
: -
: -I reuse Bio-Rad=B4s cuvettes. Immediately after use I rinse the cuvettes in
: -water at least three times under pressure and then I autoclave them for
: -15'. They last about ten rounds with this treatment.
: -
: -Hope you can use this information.
: -
: -Cheers Klas
: -
: -
: -:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
: -Klas Kullander
: -Department of Developmental Neuroscience       *      *
: -BMC, Box 587
: -Uppsala University                                <>
: -S-751 23 Uppsala
: -Sweden                                          \_____/
: -
: -e-mail address: Klas at bmc.uu.se
: -:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

: I also reuse BioRad cuvettes. After rinsing several times in distilled
: water, I let them sit under a germicidal UV light for an hour or so and
: then store them in a dustfree box. Some of them have been in use for a
: couple of years. I can't put a number on it, but this must translate into
: scores of use per cuvette.

: Cheers,

: Eric.

We have used BTX cuvettes, available here in Canada through VWR 
scientific.  They are slightly cheaper and seem to work fine.

Heather



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