Re: Sterilization of instruments
We use autoclaved instruments, a new set for each animal. Can end up
being a lot of instruments (often more than 20), but we are a
research facility, and therefore we have to be sure there is not any
cross contamination between animals.
I hope this helps.
At 12:02 PM -0400 7/30/02, Kathleen Cormier wrote:
>What is the preferred method of sterilizing instruments during
>necropsy of multiple animals? We may do upwards of 20 animals during
>a session. What we do is in between animals or samples is to dip the
>instruments in 70% ETOH then "flame" them, allow to cool off for 20
>seconds them proceed with dissection. After one too many beaker
>fires we are being asked to change our procedure. One suggestion is
>heated bead sterilization in between samples/ animals another is to
>order 30 additional sets of instruments and autoclave the sets prior
>to use. Any suggestions?
>Div Comparative Med
Targeted Genetics Corporation
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