Microarray slide storage

Charles Harris via methods%40net.bio.net (by cpharristx from yahoo.com)
Sun Apr 29 12:13:07 EST 2007

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   1. Re: Microarray storage (Jose de las Heras)

<halfdanb from gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:1176213919.598617.221040 from q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
> I received some microarray slides while I was away and a colleague of
> mine stored them in a cold room at 4 C for one week. They came in a
> little box "sealed" with parafilm which may have protected against the
> humidity. It seems to me that the cold room is a bit humid. Does
> anyone know how this will affect the performance of the slides? I
> would be grateful for any comments.
> Best regards
> Halfdan

They're probably just fine. A week is not too long. Still, best to store 
them in a drier environment.


Place the slides into a dryrite container for storage. Definitely do not try and open them before they have warmed up. The cold slides will attract moisture immediately.  Depending on the nature of the slides, They can be dehydrated and renewed by soaking the slides in 3:1 methanol/acetic acid for 20 minutes just before use. 


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