How Tips, Tubes and Plates can Affect Your Assays

27 October 2014

In food and beverage laboratories, consumables made from plastic are used in practically every application. In 2008 a report in Science by Dr. Andrew Holt and his group from the University of Alberta, Canada, described that chemicals used as manufacturing additives can substantially inhibit enzymatic assays and binding studies by leaching into the sample. In this video Dr. Holt discusses how assays can be affected and how he ensures unaffected and reproducible results.