Frequently Asked Questions.
There are 672 cups in a standard box (2 bags of 336 cups each) and the total weight is 8.1 kg.
The 3 standard diluents available in Dilucups are the following:
- MRD : Maximum Recovery Diluent (also called Tryptone-Salt or Peptone-Salt)
- BPW : Buffered Peptone Water
- NACL : Saline solution (8.5 g NaCl/L, buffered to pH 7.0 ± 0.2)
As long as the bag is not open, you can keep it at room temperature until its expiration date. Once the aluminium foil is open, we recommend the cups to be kept in the fridge (5°C ± 3°C) and to be used within 2 months. The aluminium bag can be easily extracted from the cardboard box before its storage in the fridge.
The rotation speed can be set to 1 (≈ 400 rpm), 2 (≈ 500 rpm) or 3 (≈ 600 rpm). The shaking time varies between one and 15 seconds/sample.
Yes, in the “Time” menu you can select “-“. The Dilushaker will start shaking when you activate the optical sensor and never stop until you activate the sensor again. We do not recommend this way of doing because:
- The shaking time is not standardized,
- The LED ramp cannot be used.
Yes, all the Dilucup boxes are sterilized by E-beam and properly QC tested before the release of any batch.
The cups (including the white “lock film”) are made in PET (Polyethylene) and this material is identical to the one used for water or soda bottles. The “top film”, the one that you need to tear-off in order to open the cups, is not recyclable.
No. When we close the aluminium foil, we also trap some air in the bag. This is the moisture (condensation) from this air that you can find inside the bag. This does not affect the volume of diluent included in the cup itself.
Probably not. Dilucup Elegance is sold through our network of authorized distributors in most of the European countries and in North America.