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#1 fred_33

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 07:45 AM

Hi everyone,

 

recently a colleague contacted me about the REDSafe product. It says he wants to use it to replace ethidium bromide.

 

My concern is about safety. I found very little information on this product. dry.png

-First MSDS says nothing regarding composition...

-Second MSDS says it's 99water and 1% fluorescent solution.

 

Few information on the web says that the product is less mutagenic than EtBr (based on an Ames Test). However, I haven't found any data about it.

 

Also about waste, I would consider gels as hazardous waste, but what about the buffer ?

 

Please, share your thoughs and information about this product.

 

Fred

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:45 AM

this subject occasionally comes up in various fora. you can get some more information on the safety of ethidium bromide at this thread: alternative to ethidium bromide

 

that being said, redsafe appears to be a very safe alternative to etbr, if you're willing to spend more.


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