Laboratory Decontamination

The importance of UV inactivation in RNA

Whitepaper Introduction

Current inactivation methods can be costly in terms of money but more importantly they are time consuming, slowing experimental progress.  An alternative to chemical or thermal decontamination is inactivation of RNase with ultraviolet light (UV). High intensity UV light has been shown to effectively, irreversibly inactivate RNase.  Rapid inactivation has also been demonstrated, with complete inactivation feasible in less than 1 minute for very high irradiance. 

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