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What is an Inhibitory Residue Test?

Q. What is an inhibitory residue test? A. The inhibitory residue test is a test of suitability of glassware for microbiology testing. Read more….

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Residue-Free Glassware Cleaner for Lab Washer

Q. I am currently looking for a residue-free glassware cleaner to use in our new lab washer. We would like to make sure that residue is not left behind on our glassware after washing. This is a normal portable dish washer that is typically used in the home. Could you recommend a detergent for us to use?

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Monitoring Stability of Alconox Solution

Learn how to monitor stability of 1% Alconox Solution for proper storage.

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Alcotabs Shoot Out Siphon Washer

Several times when we have dropped the tablets in the bottom before the basket of pipettes it has shot out the siphon whole! Any advice? It can be solved by following a procedural change….

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Can Alconox be used to clean latex?

Can Alconox powder be used to clean latex material (tubing)? Latex is inherently a product that naturally degrades via mechanisms of hardening, embrittling and cracking. However…

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Standard Operating Procedures for Cleaning

Q. What are important items to include in standard operating procedures for cleaning? A.  A large part of successful cleaning relies on having a sound, reproducible procedure. In general, a good SOP should present a list of materials and people involved, the surface being cleaned should be identified, and the eight key variables for cleaning […]

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Cleaning Proteins, RNA & DNA from Lab Equipment

Q. How can I clean proteins, RNA, and DNA from laboratory equipment?

A. Thank you for your question concerning cleaning proteins, RNA and DNA from laboratory equipment.

We will address each separately . . .

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Cleaning Glass Well Plates for In Vitro Fertilization

Q. What detergent is suitable for washing glass well plates used to manipulate gametes and embryos for in vitro fertilization or conception? A. For successful in vitro fertilization, clean equipment is required.  Interfering residues can render conception unsuccessful. The book “Micromanipulation in Assisted Conception” (Flemming, S. and King, R.; Cambridge University Press, 2003, 25) recommends […]

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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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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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