Cleaning and Sterilizing Incubators

IanMc via methods%40net.bio.net (by zebedeeboy from hotmail.com)
Mon Nov 19 05:38:09 EST 2007


"Tom Anderson" <ucgatan from ucl.ac.uk> wrote in message 
news:mailman.614.1195074070.23109.methods from net.bio.net...
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Tim Eggleston wrote:
>
>> I am looking for some new ideas with regards to cleaning cell culture
>> incubators.  I have used rocal followed by a thorough wash with 70%
>> ethanol in the past, but the lab I am currently working in does not use
>> rocal.  Will a washing with a regular non-caustic cleaner followed by a
>> wash with 70% ethanol be good enough to rid the incubator of fungal and
>> bacterial contaminations?
>
> We take the removable bits out and autoclave them, but the walls just get
> 70% ethanol. Seems to work.
>
> What's rocal?
>


Benzalkonium chloride. IIRC

Ian Mc

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