Re: Closet biologists story

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 23:50:36 MST

On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 15:27, wrote:
> In a message dated 1/22/02 9:06:35 PM, writes:
> >Centrifugues look cheap and
> >seem almost easy to build, but gels cost $A10 a pop,
> Pour 'em yourself, dude!

Yes, but at least from what the prac tutor said, and that's the extent
of my enquiry, there was no price advantage in this. i suppose i should
investigate further. (so how much should pouring your own cost?)
> >and the enzyme prices are astronomical
> A pain. People in the industry spend time figuring out how to do reactions in
> microscopic volumes to reduce costs. I find, though, that the value of my
> own time far exceeds the value of the stuff I use. I might work all day on
> $20 in reagents.
i suppose that when you become profficient, this might be the case, but
when half of your experiments go like "oh shit, that was meant to be 50
microlitres, not 100", it gets more expensive (i suppose incompetence is
always expensive, it just takes a while to get rid of the "in" bit.
finishing the degree might help)

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