Tube opener

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Thu Aug 21 16:02:39 EST 1997

At 03:29 PM 8/21/97 -0500, 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

In the absence of the cute "openers", I often use the "tip-ejector" of the
"Pipetman" (another use for the good ol' thing) :)

Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
Plant Genetic Engineering Lab.
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph. (505) 646-5785
hroychow at

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