I'm working with virus particles. How do I decontaminate the instrument?

Instruments that have been exposed to virus particles can be decontaminated by wiping down the instrument using the following reagents:

  • 10-30% bleach
  • Virkon
  • 70% ethanol

Only 70% ethanol is suitable for decontamination of the Automatic Fraction Collector (AFC) 

You can also expose the instrument under UV-light in the fume hood for 15-20 minutes. 0.20-0.35% of paracetic acid can only be used to clean metal components ONLY.