Gys de Jongh GysdeJongh at compuserve.com
Fri Oct 29 17:18:02 EST 1999

Nick van Holst <Nick.VanHolst at flinders.edu.au> wrote in message
news:7vchcb$aqb at net.bio.net...
> Hello out there.
> I just wanted to see if anybody has any knowledge/experience in regards to
> the re-use of 0.5ml tube septa and or 0.2ml tube septa strips for use on
> ABI 310.
> I am currently using it for a differential display system and am going
> through large numbers of septa. This is likely to get worse, sand they are
> not cheap!!

we use the ABI-310 for sequencing only. We clean the septum strips by
soaking them in a non-ionic household detergent , hot tap water , MillQ.
After about 10 wash-cycles they tend to get sticky. We did not notice any
adverse effect on the performance.


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