Our science and quality control team members have put together some tip and tricks for use in your lab.
Below are some common troubleshooting tips gathered by the team here at Biomed. You can also browse our FAQs ►
Because InTray uses prepared-cultured media, there may be times when excess condensation has appeared on the surface of the agar media.
To solve this issue, peel back the outer layer and reapply with a slight arc. Allow your InTray to sit for five to ten minutes. This will allow it to reach room temperature, as well as provide air flow to dry the condensation.
There may be circumstances in which the tabs may not open the pouch due to a small amount of media between the plastic which creates suction.
By folding the tabs perpendicular to the device in each direction, you can help to release the media and alleviate the suction. Continue to use InPouch as instructed.
On occassion, there is the potential for the inner seal to tear when attempting to peel it off.
Remove as much of the inner seal as you can. Then using a pair of tweezers, carefully remove the excess foil from around the edge of the media well.
Some users have found that using a beaker or other container which allows them to fold and support InPouch allows for easier inoculation with less risk of spillage.
Proper inoculation of InTray DM is vital, especially when using hair samples. Ensure that your sample is placed within the media well only. Excess hair on the outer adhesive label will prevent proper sealing.
Trim a small amount of animal hair into the media. By keeping the sample in the media location, the outer seal will reattach properly to ensure viability.