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Troubleshooting Water Problems in Laboratory Experiments

Tips for cell culture, molecular biology, and liquid chromatography




Water is the most prevalent laboratory reagent, so its purity is an important consideration. Because of its prevalence, contaminated water can cause a number of problems, ranging from invalid data, to ruined samples, or even damaged equipment. Contamination can arise from a variety of sources, including bacteria and bacterial by-products such as endotoxins, other microorganisms and biomolecules, ions, dissolved gases, inorganic and organic compounds, particulate matter, and degradative enzymes such as nucleases and proteases.

Download this guide from ELGA LabWater to learn the best methods for preventing water contamination in common laboratory applications, including liquid chromatography, cell culture, nucleic acid extraction, and PCR.