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#1 wuxx0153

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:13 PM

As I understand beside main body, almost all the other parts of pipette can be autoclaved.

However, I forget can O-ring autoclave?
Can anyone share a light what will happen if I autoclave pipette parts with o-ring in it?

Thanks a lot

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:19 AM

Yes, pipette can be autoclaved.
But they have to be calibrated afterwards. Some times relubricated to.
This usually means that they will no longer be sterile.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:40 AM

For Gilson pipettes the o-ring should not be autoclaved; it's a kind of sealing and a disposable that should anyway renewed from time to time. We have always some in stock (sometimes they disappear if you open the pipette :wacko: ). And they are quite cheap.
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