Tube opener

Dr. Jeney Csaba jencsa at
Fri Aug 22 05:06:57 EST 1997

zyu at UNIXG.UBC.CA (Zhongtang Yu) wrote:

>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

Are you a merchant? It is the wrong group....otherwise thanks for your
countable lines to help out us.

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