Are there any specific cleaning solutions recommended for the QIAsymphony SP?
FAQ ID -1913

The following disinfectants and detergents are recommended for cleaning the QIAsymphony SP:

  • Mikrozid® Tissues (Schülke & Mayr GmbH) — 150 tissues with 235 g agent (consists of 24g (94%) ethanol and 35g 1-propanol per 100g agent)
  • Mikrozid Liquid (Schülke & Mayr GmbH) — ethanol-based disinfectant for spraying onto surfaces (consists of 25 g ethanol and 35 g 1-propanol per 100 g agent solution)
  • RBS®-35 Detergent Concentrate (Pierce Chemical Co.) — anionic and nonionic surfactant based detergent for cleaning the touch screen and worktable door.
  • RNaseZap® (Ambion) — for complete removal of RNase contamination from glass and plastic surfaces
  • 0.1 M NaOH — for cleaning the worktable and racks to remove RNase contamination (alternative to RNaseZap)

Europe

  • Lysetol® AF (Gigsept® Instru AF) (Schülke & Mayr GmbH) — disinfectant for submerging worktable items (consists of 14 g cocospropylene-diamine-guanidine diacetate, 35 g phenoxypropanols, and 2.5 g benzalkonium chloride per 100 g Lysetol AF, with anticorrosion components, fragrance, and 15-30% nonionic surfactants

USA

  • DECON-QUAT® 100 (Veltek Associates, Inc.) — quaternary ammonium salt based disinfectant concentrate for submerging worktable items (contains 5% alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and 5% alkyldimethylethylbenzylammonium chloride)

Note: If you want to use disinfectants different from those recommended, ensure that their compositions are similar to those described above.