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Preventing Cross Contamination
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DWK safety blog - Preventing Cross Contamination

Cross-contamination is a major issue in any lab setting as it can lead to inaccurate results, compromised experiments and even safety risks. Cross-contamination can occur when samples, equipment, or instrumentation are not properly sterilised between uses, and it can be a challenge to prevent it in a busy lab environment. This blog will cover some tips to help avoid cross-contamination of chem...
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What gloves are resistant to ethidium bromide?

Ethidium bromide (Et/Br) is the most commonly used stain for detecting DNA/RNA. The reason for this is its sensitivity and yields a low background and detection limit. The image below shows bands in gel with EtBr and how they fluoresce under UV light. But the major drawback to EtBr is that the it is a potent mutagen and solutions must Be handled with extreme caution and decontaminated pr...

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