We get our platinum wire from Sigma-Aldrich now. They cell a variety
of diameters. 0.2mm is catalog #357359. 1 meter (700 mg) is US$135.50.
Hope this helps.
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Priess Lab, A3-013
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
jtenlen at fhcrc.org
On Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at 12:39 PM, Andrew Papp wrote:
> This is Andy Papp, semi-ex-worm-person at Tritech Research. A few
> labs, knowing that Tritech is all about helping the worm community,
> got in touch with me and mentioned that Fisher and some others no
> longer carry the platinum wire for worm picks, and asked if I could
> get some and supply it.
>> I can, and will, if there is sufficient interest.
>> The best wire I found is 99.95% Pt and has a diameter of .010" (.254
> Is that similar to what you have been using?
>> This is just sort of a "straw poll", but, please let me know if your
> lab would like to get some now or in the near future. I am thinking
> about $100 for 2-3 feet, which, for most labs is a few years' supply.
> I'd have to order about 100 feet of the wire, so I want to make sure
> there is sufficient interest. Also, please let me know if you are
> already getting it from somewhere else (that still carries it) and if
> the price seems out of line. I believe Fisher was charging about
>> Please reply to me directly at "ap @ tritechresearch . com" (without
> the spaces) or call w/ any questions. I will post a summary.
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