I do not have access to an autoclave or laminar flow hood. How can I keep everything sterile?

Modified on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 12:48 PM

There are many techniques besides autoclaving that you can employ to sterilize your utensils and materials such as dry heat, microwave oven, and UV radiation.  You may also purchase pre-sterilized equipment from scientific supply stores. You can purchase sterile media from UTEX or employ filter-sterilization on your prepared medium.

If a laminar flow hood is not available, a small, closed dead-air space can be used as long as good sterile techniques are utilized.

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