Sheath Fluid for BD HTS

Marty Bigos mbigos at
Tue Jul 3 15:57:33 EDT 2007

We use the cheapest stuff we can find - NERL Blood Bank Saline from  
VWR, about $12 for 20L depending upon your discount. Works fine with  
our HTS. There must be something similar south of the equator. You  
could even make up your own PBS in bulk and save more $$$.

Marty Bigos, Director
Gladstone Flow Core

J. David Gladstone Institutes
1650 Owens Street
San Frnacisco CA 94158

(office) 415-648-8346
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On Jul 2, 2007, at 5:19 PM, Adrian Smith wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm interested in hearing what people are using for sheath fluid  
> with a BD HTS (in our case on a LSR-II).
> BD strongly recommends the use of the "Sheath Solution with  
> Surfactant" but at >$8/L it is going to send us broke in no time...
> Is anyone using an alternative?
> Regards,
> Adrian Smith
> Centenary Institute, Sydney, Australia

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