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Tissue Culture Flask
Published: November 9, 2023

Q: What is the recommended detergent for cleaning tissue culture flasks?

A: When it comes to maintaining a sterile and contamination-free environment in tissue culture labs, proper cleaning of tissue culture flasks is paramount. The task is not just about cleanliness; it’s about ensuring that there’s no residue left behind that could potentially impact the growth and health of cell cultures. Our best product for this purpose is Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent.

The powerful emulsifiers, enhanced with protein enzymes will do a great job on manual cleaning operations including scrubbing, soaking and sonication.

Cleanliness in tissue culture labs is non-negotiable. By using Tergazyme detergent (see video), you are not only ensuring a clean environment but also optimizing the conditions for your cell cultures.

For applications where low foaming is required, such as washer or other setups, we would tackle using oxidative cleaning mechanisms found in cleaners like Alcojet® Low Foaming Powdered Detergent and Detojet® Low Foaming Liquid Detergent, for a powder and liquid concentrate respectively. Detojet cleaners has the added advantage of not damaging sensitive plastics.

In all cases warm but not hot 1-3% concentrations would be advised.

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