Reusing "disposable" electroporation cuvettes

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Fri Jul 21 10:19:32 EST 1995

On 21 Jul 1995, Miss E.T. Tonkin wrote:

> Continuing on the subject.....does anyone know of any reason why UV treatment
> cannot be used to sterilise the cuvettes ie. to kill bacteria/yeast and to 
> destroy any residual DNAs (we use EXPENSIVE (!) BioRad cuvettes).
> Thanks in advance.
> Emma Tonkin
> University of Aberdeenz
You need gamma irradiation to really sterilize. Spores of most microbes 
will be refractory to UV.

			  Hiranya S. Roychowdhury
   			  Plant Genetic Engineering Lab.
			  Box 3GL, NM State Univ.
			  Las Cruces, NM 88003
			  Phone: (505) 646-5785
			  hroychow at

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