microbial prevention

jg374 from cam.ac.uk via methods%40net.bio.net (by jg374 from hermes.cam.ac.uk)
Tue Feb 20 10:40:18 EST 2007


On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Dr Engelbert Buxbaum wrote:
> Jayakumar, R wrote:
>
>
>> Almost all laboratories have an incubator with water on the bottom. I am
>> wondering what chemicals are better suited to prevent growth of
>> bacteria, yeast, fungi, etc in it without damaging cells. Thanks!
>
> Virkon is good for that purpose, non-corrosive, almost odourless and not
> particularly toxic to humans. But it kills bacteria, yeasts and viruses.
>
It doesnt tend to last very long before it needs replacing though (<24 
hours)


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