[Histonet] cassette labels erased by processor

Amos Brooks amosbrooks <@t> gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 18:24:19 CDT 2010

     One of the most EVIL products ever designed is the "Permanent Lab
Marker" by VWR. Talk about false advertising! We have researchers drop off
buckets of cassettes that they have labeled using these wonderful products.
Pencil is the ONLY acceptable means of labeling cassettes. It is just not
worth the risk to use anything else. (Except cassette labelers they are
specifically designed for this and have a sales rep you can beat up if they
fail.) Even pens specifically designed for cassettes have failed at times.

Just my $0.02,

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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:40:44 +0100
From: Malika Benatti <malbenatti <@t> googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [Histonet] cassette labels erased by processor
To: Catherine Breen <cmb321 <@t> excite.com>
Cc: Histonet List <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
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Hi there,
I would suggest to use a pencil rather than a marker pen to label
cassettes when processing cassette with the Sakura VIP , my lab had a
number of the so called solvent proof pen on trial and have yet to
find one that survive processing.

Malika Benatti BSc MIBMS
Specialist Biomedical Scientist
Great Ormond Street Children Hospital

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