Bleaching. Ultraviolet treatment. Autoclaving. To the average molecular biologist, eliminating nuclease contamination, particularly ribonuclease (RNase) contamination, is a constant and somewhat annoying challenge. RNA is an especially sensitive and difficult molecule to work with, as it is readily degraded. Therefore, it is essential that labware, instruments, and surfaces involved in the purification of RNA are free from RNases. Even trace quantities of RNases can lead to lower yields from in vitro transcription reactions, degradation during RNA purification protocols, and variable results with qRT-PCR.

All surfaces, including benchtops, pipettes, glassware, and benchtop instruments, should be treated with a surface decontamination agent. Life Technologies offers several surface decontamination products that are proven effective at eliminating RNase contamination from lab surfaces—RNaseZap® Solution, RNaseZap® Wipes, ElectroZap™ Solution, and RNase AWAY® Reagent.

Product Selection Guide

Function Product Description
Surface Decontamination RNaseZap® Solution
  • Glass, plastic, and surface decontaminant
  • Minimizes RNase contamination
RNaseZap® Wipes
  • Glass and plastic surface decontaminant in a towelette form
  • Minimizes RNase contamination
ElectroZap™ Solution
  • Noncorrosive cleaning solution
  • Formulated to decontaminate electrode surfaces
RNase AWAY® Reagent
  • Nonabrasive, noncarcinogenic, and non–biologically corrosive surface decontamination agent
  • Minimizes both RNase and DNA contamination from labware

Ordering Information

Sku Name Size Price Qty
AM9780 RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Solution 250 mL USD 63.50
AM9780M RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Solution with Manual 250 mL USD 61.25
AM9782 RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Solution 6 x 250 mL USD 284.00
AM9782M RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Solution with Manual 6 x 250 mL USD 284.00
AM9784 RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Solution 4 L USD 560.00
AM9786 RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Wipes 100 sheets USD 75.50
AM9786M RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Wipes with Manual 100 sheets USD 75.50
AM9788 RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Wipes Refill 300 sheets USD 173.00
AM9788M RNaseZap® RNase Decontamination Wipes Refill with Manual 300 sheets USD 173.00
AM9785 ElectroZap™ Electrode Decontamination Solution 250 mL USD 63.50
10328011 RNase AWAY™ Decontamination Reagent 250 mL USD 58.00

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