Question: Does the Chromium Controller Require Preventative Maintenance?
The Chromium Controller does not require routine preventative maintenance. The instrument requires limited recommendations for ongoing instrument maintenance and are easily completed by the end user.
The maintenance recommendations are as follows:
To clean the interior: Use a soft lab towel to clean the tray and door areas with a mixture of mild detergent and distilled water. For deeper, more thorough cleaning it is acceptable to use a 5-10% Bleach solution followed by a 70% ethanol wash.
NOTE: Do not use acetone or other harsh solvents as these may remove the colored markings in the tray.
To clean the exterior: The exterior finish can be wiped down using a mixture of mild detergent and distilled water applied to a slightly dampened lab towel. As an added precaution it is recommended that the instrument be unplugged from the power source before beginning any cleaning process.
For additional information, see the Chromium Controller Specifications manual: https://support.10xgenomics.com/genome-exome/index/doc/specifications-chromium-controller-specifications
Products: Chromium Controller, Chromium Single Cell Controller