something to get your teeth into

David Galbraith dgalbrai at ag.Arizona.EDU
Tue Feb 18 16:53:31 EST 1997


I can't resist asking whether if you had included fluoride in your sheath
fluid, you would have needed to resort to denture cleaning...



(Root canals:  a way to grow plants hydroponically?)

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>From: "Martin, Jill V." <martin.jill at MAYO.EDU> (Jill Martin)
>Subject: Re: Clean machines
>>I have been told that denture cleansing tablets are the answer to the
>>ultimate clog/dirty cell.  I have not tried them, but can imagine that
>>companies have spent millions on making the perfect combination to clean
>>false teeth.  Has anyone tried?
>>Peter J Openshaw [Medicine]  (p.openshaw at
>>Imperial College School of Medicine at St.Mary's
>>Norfolk Place, LONDON W2 1PG
>>Fax: +44 171 724 7349   Tel: +44 171 594 3854/3
>I have used denture cleaning tablets dissolved  in DI to clean the ceramic
>nozzle tip on a Vantage and I doubt if it will do any harm to use it on the
>flow cells of Scans etc.   I am surprised that no one has suggested  what I
>have used on dirty cells and general maintenance for years, and that is
>Coulter Clenz  from Coulter.   It bears a strong resemblance to window
>cleaner but I suspect there are a few extra ingredients.
>                Jill
>Jill Martin, Manager,
>Molecular Biology & Flow Cytometry Core
>Johnson Research Building
>Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
>email: jmartin at or martin.jill at

David Galbraith
Professor of Plant Sciences
University of Arizona 
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