Growing bugs for plasmid preps

Jim Kami jakami at
Sun Jun 11 15:08:57 EST 2000

You might consider looking into manufacturers of vibrating tables/platforms
used for industrial manufacturing and testing. I looked into these a while
ago and it was possible to put together a variable speed/throw table for
about 1/5 the cost of the same system sold for biotechnology.

Jim Kami

Frazer Murray wrote:

> Hi everyone, just a few questions.
> What shakers are people using to grow e-coli in deep well blocks for
> plasmid preps? Are there shakers which can hold up to say 16 blocks at a
> time and do you know companies in the UK which can supply them? They can
> be either self contained or can sit in a warm-room.
> Also what speeds are people using to shake? Is there a limiting speed for
> optimum growth or is it 'the harder the better'?
> Thanks.
> Fraze.
> --
> Frazer Murray
> Roslin Institute
> Scotland.
> frazer.murray at

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