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Cleaning for Tissue Culture Work

Q. I am doing tissue culture and having problems reliably growing cultures. I was told it may be my cleaning procedure. Can you help?

A. Clean interference-free glassware is necessary for successful tissue culture work. Upon consulting “Essential Procedures for Clinical Microbiology,” (Isenberg, H;: U of Michigan, ASM Press, 1998, 532) it was found…

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Decontaminating ethidium bromide on surfaces

Decontaminating ethidium bromide on surfaces

Alconox powdered precision cleaner is excellent at emulsifying and decontaminating ethidium bromide on surfaces.

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BRK Cleanroom

Cleanroom Cleaning

We are in the process of building a cleanroom for medical device manufacturing. What detergents do you recommend? For cleanroom cleaning, we would recommend liquid concentrate detergents to…..

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How to Clean Mold Release Agent from HDPE parts?

Q. We are looking for a product that will allow us to clean mold release agent from the surface of molded HDPE parts. A. The best way to reliably remove silicone based mold release agents is to immerse the HDPE parts in very hot (170ºF) 2% Alconox detergent followed by a very hot (170ºF) rinse, ideally both in ultrasonic tanks. After the first very hot rinse, normal ambient temperature rinsing can be done. This can also be done with stiff brushes, but of course protective equipment must be worn.

The theory behind this is that …

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Tergazyme and Alconox

Tergazyme vs. Alconox

What is the difference between Tergazyme and Alconox? Is one better? Is one more mild?

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Detonox 1 gallon

What is Detonox detergent?

Q: You recently recommended Detonox detergent for a tough cleaning challenge we had. You rushed a sample over and it worked fantastically. I have review your technical bulletin, but is there anything else you can tell me about it? Is it better than Alconox and Liquinox? It seems great.

A: Thank you for the feedback and question…..

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Cleaning Endoscopes with Enzyme Cleaner

Learn how to clean endoscopes with an enzyme cleaner including shelf life monitoring tips to ensure active enzymes.

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Using Expired Detergent

Q. Why does Liquinox have an expiration date? What are we losing by using expired soap? A.

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Poor Fingerprint Removal

Q. I am getting foaming and poor finger print removal I have examined Detergent 8 and Liquinox. Do you have other suggestions? A. Both Liquinox and Detergent 8 can effectively remove fingerprint residues. Unless you otherwise have a need for an ion-free detergent because you are cleaning off electronic or semiconductor ion sensitive substrates, I would recommend using Liquinox because it is more economical. Note that sometimes on polished metal surfaces or other …

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Removing Wax from Pipettes

What is the best way for removing wax from pipettes and glassware? The best way to clean wax and petrolatum from pipettes is to use very hot 1% solutions.

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