Radiation shields for 0.2ml microfuge tubes?

Sergio add at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 12 08:59:14 EST 2002

A couple of cheap solutions:

C Coward wrote:
> Greetings!
> I'm wondering whether there're any (pref. UK) companies that sell
> beta(32P)-shielding racks for 0.2ml PCR/microfuge tubes? 

No. But maybe just a shielded container for a normal plastic rack could do the job.

Also if anyone's
> got any suggestions as to devices for opening 0.2ml tubes, keeping a bit
> of distance between the fingers & the tubes.

Hey, try a paper-clip, I've just tried and it works fine (with the proper clip 


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