I use 100% alcohol to prevent against freezing. Usually do that on a Friday and allow it to dry completely over the weekend.
From: Paula Wilder [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 10:09
I was just looking over the CAP recommendations for routine decontamination
of the cryostat. It suggests cleaning regularly with 70% alcohol and
decontaminating with a tuberculoidal disinfectant weekly. We do
approximately 30-50 frozens weekly. My question - would the 70% alcohol
need to be followed by acetone to prevent freezing? Does anyone
decontaminate their cryostats weekly - the older models would require an
excessive amount of work? We have a Shandon model as a backup which uses
formalin for fumigation, so that would not pose such a problem. Any help in
this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD 21204
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