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.

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