At FluidX we understand how important it is to provide labware in a perfect condition and ideally suited for your research.
That’s why we offer three alternative methods of providing contamination free products.
Prevention is better than cure. That’s why we manufacture all of our storage products in a class 100,000 clean room environment. To gain
access to this area everyone must wear a gown, gloves, face-mask, hair-net and over-shoes.
In addition they must pass through a double door with an “airshower” designed to remove any particles. No material that could cause
contamination is allowed in the clean room.
From the injection moulding machine our consumables are processed and bagged in the clean room. Only once they have left the clean room
are they are placed in the transport box ready for shipment.
The efficacy of this process is tested periodically so we can be sure that FluidX consumables are “production sterile“ and meet the standards
outlined in the table below:
DNA / RNA
Product(s) have been tested by a 3rd party and found to be below the acceptance level ≤ 0.05 EU/ml.
Product(s) are free of contaminations based on 3rd party electrophoresis evaluation of degradation.
No heavy metal is contained in any of our product(s) and meet CONEG requirements of 100 ppm/weight.
Based on 3rd party ELISA testing no product(s) are manufactured from, or comes into contact with, animal materials
Typically laboratory consumables requiring sterilisation are treated to ensure a “Sterility Assurance Level”, or SAL, of 10-6. Irradiation itself
cannot guarantee that the product is free from other contaminants such as those listed in the previous table, only that there are no viable microorganisms.
To ensure no further contaminants are present production sterility is still an essential requirement.
However is not possible to guarantee that gamma irradiation will destroy any DNA contamination to a point where it cannot be amplified and
interfere with subsequent analysis.
Gamma irradiation affects polypropylene so that it becomes more brittle over time and increases the binding characteristics of the plastic (for more information see the FluidX application note “Choice of Polypropylene Polymer and Production Sterile versus Gamma Irradiation”).
For this reason FluidX recommends that, wherever possible, production sterility is relied on to deliver the contamination free product required for research and long term storage.
Ensuring that no amplifiable DNA is present relies on:
(i) Production sterile manufacturing,
(ii) Sterilisation using Ethylene Oxide (EtO).
Sterilisation using EtO has been shown to be as effective as gamma irradiation at providing a sterility assurance level of 10-6.
In addition it is effective at ensuring that there is no DNA that can be amplified to a level where there is any risk of subsequent interference. It is therefore the sterilisation method of choice in critical areas such as forensics.
Manufactured in a clean room. Free from Pyrogens / DNA / RNA /RNase / DNase / Heavy metals / animal contaminants
Certified by case to a SAL of 10-6
Recommended for critical forensic
applications (DNA amplification)
25 cases (i)
Sleeve of 5 racks as standard.
Individually wrapped as option
10 cases (i)
Bulk, case of 10 racks
(i) Lower batch sizes can be accommodated, but with a longer lead time as the product would need to be batched with other orders.
(ii) To order sterile product please order item and quantity required plus equivalent number of the sterilisation method catalog no.
Gamma irradiation sterilisation
Ethylene oxide sterilisation
Method comparison table