Tube opener

Zhongtang Yu zyu at UNIXG.UBC.CA
Thu Aug 21 20:27:45 EST 1997

I have a simple but smart design, which will open snap-capped and
screw-capped microcentrifuge tubes.  It can also hold the scew cap up in
the air to facilitate liquid handling.  If any company is interested in
making it and marketing it, please e-mail me.

Zhongtang Yu, Ph.D
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3.

On Thu, 21 Aug 1997, Shiao Y. Wang wrote:

> When opening microcentrifuge tubes with my thumb, I find it difficult to
> avoid touching the inner seal on the lid of the tube. I have not been
> able to locate a supplier of tube openers in the U.S. USB no longer sell
> them. I've ckecked with Fisher, VWR, Robbin Scientific, etc. Does anyone
> know of a supplier in the U.S.? If none could be found, I'm thinking
> about asking our fabrication center to make some using aluminum (so that
> it can be sterilized or made RNase free by baking). Making several at
> one time would be cheaper. Anyone else interested?
> -- 
> Shiao Y. Wang
> University of Southern Mississippi
> sywang at

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