On 2006-03-14 17:49:48 -0500, "N10" <limbic_lesion at hotmail.com> said:
>> In Europe at leasts the price of plastic disposables is escalating as
> I write. Today I turned my mind to ways of redesigning the humble but
> ubiquitous Petri dish to counter the current trend and thus make them
> cheaper to produce and perhaps a little more eco friendly. The current
> usage in the Lab I work in is 35000 plates per week so any cost saving
> would be significant.
>> Here are a couple of my ideas ;
>> a) For certain applications opaque lids made form cheaper recycled
> or primary polymers would suffice and could well be significantly
> b) Again for certain applications a card or reinforced lid (
> Biodegradable) would suffice.
> c) For spread plate applications a biodegreable suitabley lined
> unit made completely from recyled paper or card might be just the ticket
>> Any thoughts ?
>> Best N10
I don't think I could use opaque plates - I get a lot of info and
detail from transfused light, not to mention evidence of hemolysis of
Of course no one can now go back to the old Pyrex glass petri dishes
that require sterilization and washing, etc. Some times I don't miss
the "old days"!
John Gentile, MS M(ASCP)
Laboratory Information Manager