Tube opener

Rich Whalen rwhalen at
Fri Aug 22 11:39:04 EST 1997

You might want to go down to your local QT market or 7-11 or whatever and
peruse the junk around the cash registers. They often sell brightly-colored
aluminum bottle openers; especially if yours is a small college town I bet
they are well stocked about now.....

Shiao Y. Wang <sywang at> wrote in article
<33FCA53F.F8C at>...
> 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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