How to wash glass ware for cell culture?

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Sat Nov 1 15:12:43 EST 1997

Thomas Weimbs <weimbs at> wrote:
> Can someone please tell me a good method for washing glass ware (esp.
> pipettes) for cell culture? Are detergents allowed at all? Do I have to rinse
> with pyrogen-free water?
> We have several automatic dishwashers but nobody seems to know what to do with
> cell culture glass ware.

AFAIK our glass pipets are washed with detergent, then rinsed with RO
water, then baked. We use separate pipets for cell culture and the
rest of the lab work.

If you are really interested, I'll ask the persons who do it :-)


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