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==Resending dried DNA from Edinburgh?==
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*Edinburgh is surprised that the parts they sent us on Sept 18 haven't arrived. They offer sending it again, but also including a LovTAP+RFP reporter construct.
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*Luis Told Edinburgh that the best way to send it now is to dry the plasmids in a filter and send them as documents.
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*Chris will check out what he needs to dry out the DNA in plasmids.
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*Luis assumes Genomics accept receiving LovTAP+RFP
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===Mail from Chris French, october 5===
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Dear Luis,
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sounds like a good plan. I'll look into what is involved in drying DNA 
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and get back to you tomorrow or so. We also have a new part you might 
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be interested in: we've tried to make a single construct in pSB1C3 
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with the Lov-Tap gene (yours) plus the reporter with RFP from 
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Lausanne. Should get the sequence back tomorrow, so if it has worked, 
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and if this would be useful to you, I can put this in as well.
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cheers,
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Chris F.
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On 5 Oct 2010, at 17:24, Luis Fernando Montaño Gutiérrez wrote:
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===Mail from Luis that Chris answered above===
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> Dear Chris,
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>
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> Actually it's kind of expected that it hasn't arrived. thy told me 
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> they
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> waited almost a month last time, perhaps a little bit less.
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> Of course it would help a lot to send it again through a couriering
 +
> company, but, as you said the problem is customs-related. If the 
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> package
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> is declared as E coli plasmids, DNA or bacteria, the permits will also
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> last a month, so it would be practically the same. However, if the
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> shipment is declared as synthetic oligos, the paperwork will be 
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> ready in a
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> week, more or less, and then you could freely send it to the airport
 +
> address through DHL or UPS, but not FedEx as far as i know. What 
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> happened
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> some time ago is that you'd rather declare the shipment as what it 
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> was,
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> and we assumed it would be the same this time (though synthetic 
 +
> oligos is
 +
> not that far from reality... :D)
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>
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> So, if it's not a problem for you to send it again (and therefore 
 +
> declare
 +
> it as synthetic oligos), please let us submit the form to customs
 +
> meanwhile we wait for the previous package. In a week we will 
 +
> finally know
 +
> if it is worth sending given that the other one hasn't arrived, so 
 +
> for the
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> moment, what do you think of the declaration thing? and by the way, 
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> how
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> many eppendorf tubes are we expecting?
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>
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> Oh! I just remembered another option! it happens that if we receive te
 +
> package as a document, there is absolutely no issue with customs, 
 +
> not even
 +
> the need to declare or submit permits. This would mean drying out each
 +
> plasmid solution separately on filter paper. that way it can be sent
 +
> through DHL. But we have never done that before, so we don't know how
 +
> complicated it can be to actually do that, or if you need any special
 +
> equipment to do it. Maybe you do know! that could even be the best 
 +
> option,
 +
> and you can send it to Enrique Paz to the address we have given you
 +
> before.
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>
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> What do you think?  thanks for all the time spent on these things.
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>
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> Cheers,
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>
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> Luis
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>

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Resending dried DNA from Edinburgh?

  • Edinburgh is surprised that the parts they sent us on Sept 18 haven't arrived. They offer sending it again, but also including a LovTAP+RFP reporter construct.
  • Luis Told Edinburgh that the best way to send it now is to dry the plasmids in a filter and send them as documents.
  • Chris will check out what he needs to dry out the DNA in plasmids.
  • Luis assumes Genomics accept receiving LovTAP+RFP

Mail from Chris French, october 5

Dear Luis,

sounds like a good plan. I'll look into what is involved in drying DNA and get back to you tomorrow or so. We also have a new part you might be interested in: we've tried to make a single construct in pSB1C3 with the Lov-Tap gene (yours) plus the reporter with RFP from Lausanne. Should get the sequence back tomorrow, so if it has worked, and if this would be useful to you, I can put this in as well.

cheers,

Chris F.


On 5 Oct 2010, at 17:24, Luis Fernando Montaño Gutiérrez wrote:

Mail from Luis that Chris answered above

> Dear Chris, > > Actually it's kind of expected that it hasn't arrived. thy told me > they > waited almost a month last time, perhaps a little bit less. > Of course it would help a lot to send it again through a couriering > company, but, as you said the problem is customs-related. If the > package > is declared as E coli plasmids, DNA or bacteria, the permits will also > last a month, so it would be practically the same. However, if the > shipment is declared as synthetic oligos, the paperwork will be > ready in a > week, more or less, and then you could freely send it to the airport > address through DHL or UPS, but not FedEx as far as i know. What > happened > some time ago is that you'd rather declare the shipment as what it > was, > and we assumed it would be the same this time (though synthetic > oligos is > not that far from reality... :D) > > So, if it's not a problem for you to send it again (and therefore > declare > it as synthetic oligos), please let us submit the form to customs > meanwhile we wait for the previous package. In a week we will > finally know > if it is worth sending given that the other one hasn't arrived, so > for the > moment, what do you think of the declaration thing? and by the way, > how > many eppendorf tubes are we expecting? > > Oh! I just remembered another option! it happens that if we receive te > package as a document, there is absolutely no issue with customs, > not even > the need to declare or submit permits. This would mean drying out each > plasmid solution separately on filter paper. that way it can be sent > through DHL. But we have never done that before, so we don't know how > complicated it can be to actually do that, or if you need any special > equipment to do it. Maybe you do know! that could even be the best > option, > and you can send it to Enrique Paz to the address we have given you > before. > > What do you think? thanks for all the time spent on these things. > > Cheers, > > Luis >



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