Re: it's Friday, are you ready for a laugh about thawing antibodies?

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From:Debbie Pepperal <>
To:"Bro. Lauren Ball" <>
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my 2 cents worth....A colleague worked at an IVF lab. As her duties
involved collection of samples at the most inappropraite times, and the
fact that the samples needed to be kept at body temp while being
transported....well, she kept them very close to her bosom....(oops...hope
she never spilt any sample?  a bit embarrassing I'd say). Anyway....her
protocol produced some great babies. :0)


 05:20 AM 29/04/00 -0700, you wrote:
>    Have you considered that laboratories, Lab Freezers, Lab refrigerators,
>etc are considered biohazard areas.  We do store food in theses areas.  Why
>would you risk contamination of skin or personal clothing?  While the risk
>may be minimal it is not zero.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Gayle Callis <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 2:10 AM
>Subject: it's Friday, are you ready for a laugh about thawing antibodies?
>> Thawing aliquots of antibodies, prediluted, or otherwise, in small tubes
>> can be done at body temperature to thaw them fairly quickly, without
>> to use a 37C waterbath! Now for the nitty gritty, and I can hear the
>> coming now!
>> A pocket works well for guys and gals.  For the gals, and my favorite, is
>> the private, more discreet way of slipping the tube into your bra, unless
>> you are liberated and braless!!  On a summer day, a cooling experience,
>> but, it works!  Beware - people walking in on you will turn red and run!
>> Discretion is the better part of valor, but practicality won out years
>>  Large 50 ml tubes are not advisable, too large, too cold! You don't want
>> frostbite!
>> Gayle Callis
>> Veterinary Molecular Biology
>> Montana State University
>> Bozeman MT 59717-3610
>> 406 994-4705
>> 406 994-4303

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