0.2-mL PCR tubes

John Fox J.R.Fox at shu.ac.uk
Tue Mar 21 11:57:29 EST 1995

In article <3kll1g$lsv at server.st.usm.edu>, sywang at whale.st.usm.edu (Shiao Y. Wang) says:
>John Braverman (jmbraverman at ucdavis.edu) wrote:
>: Does anyone have a suggestion for a benchtop container in which to keep
>: 0.2-mL PCR tubes cool or hot?  I can't always use our PCR machine for that
>: purpose, and I would like something sturdier than just ice.  If I use a
>: rack over ice, it's still difficult to push these tubes into the ice and
>: to obtain a uniform contact with the ice.  Nor can I find a company which
>: manufactures such a container.  Thanks.
>How about a quarter inch thick block of aluminum with holes just large
>enough for the tubes. Place this block on ice, which gets ice cold, to
>keep the tubes cold.
>Shiao Wang
>University of Southern Mississippi
>sywang at whale.st.usm.edu
How about a simple readily available thermal heating block?

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