Do the EU 96-well and 384 plates meet the SBS standards?
All EU 96-well plates meet the SBS standards for well layout, well-to-well distance and well markings. Footprint and height standards are met for only certain types of plates. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for further details concerning these standards.
Are the EU Alu-seals pierce-able?
Although the EU Alu-seals (157200) are thicker than most other seals, they are pierce-able.
What does the “Guaranteed free of DNase, RNase, metal, pyrogens” label mean on EU (q)PCR plastics?
All products with the label “Guaranteed free of DNase, RNase, metal, pyrogens” are manufactured under GMP, no-hands-on conditions, and are tested and QC-ed in our QC-laboratory. These products can be used in molecular biology applications, without the need to sterilize or autoclave.
Are all EU products sterilized?
Molecular biology applications require a DNase, RNase, metal and pyrogen free product, not a sterile product. All EU plastics are by default guaranteed and tested for the absence of DNase, RNase, metal, and pyrogens. A sterile version of the EU product is also available when the application requires sterilization, for example cell culture or microbiology applications.
Do EU (q)PCR plastics have to be autoclaved before use in (q)PCR?
All (q)PCR products are guaranteed and tested for the absence of detectable DNase, RNase, metal, pyrogens and can be used without autoclaving.
How are EU products sterilized?
EU products are sterilized by 60Co irradiation
Can EU products be autoclaved?
EU products can be autoclaved for 15 minutes at 121ºC at 2 bar. Notice that most products are DNA(se), RNA(se) and pyrogen free, and can be used as they come. If a sterile product is still required we recommend sterilizing the EU plastics by 60Co irradiation. Both means of sterilization can make the polypropylene more brittle.
What is the shelf life of EU plastics?
In general plastic disposables do not have a shelf life. It is recommended to store the EU plastics out of direct sunlight, at room temperature in the original packaging. We recommend the product to be use within 7 years after manufacturing.
Can samples be frozen in EU plastics?
Samples can be frozen in EU plastics down to -200ºC. (see tables in this catalog). If freezing allow 10% "air space" and fill up to 90% of the total volume of the tube to allow expansion of sample when freezing (water based solutions)
Where can the lot and or number of an EU product be found?
All cases are labeled with a unique case ID with barcode and its content, bag or box, is labeled with a unique package ID with barcode. In case of any complaints or questions, please mention your package ID for reference which enables us to fully trace all processes of the product.
Are EU plastics traceable?
The production of EU plastics, starting from incoming raw material up to the final packaging is traceable. The barcode case ID# and/or package ID# enables us to trace how and when the plastic was
manufactured, packed, QC-ed, stocked and sold. So traceability includes raw material batches, injection molding machine#, mold number#, molding conditions, production date, QC dates, packaging date,
packaging personnel etc.