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Dishwashing facility

Dirty glassware is collected every day from each floor in the CMM building by the person responsible for the dishwashing facilities (RDF). Clean items are returned to each floor by the RDF.

All items are to be marked with a colored dot; one color is representative for each floor. The stickers are supplied by the research groups.

• Floor 00 Green

• Floor 01 Black

• Floor 02 Red

• Floor 03 Blue

• Floor 04 Yellow

All items must be thoroughly rinsed and all gel residues removed (otherwise the dishwasher gets clogged). Lids are to be removed as well as all tapes and stickers (except for the colored dots).

Try to avoid writing with the permanent pen directly on the glassware. Instead use tape. Remove all markings before putting items into the tray.

No broken items will be accepted for dishwashing.

Do not stack items in the trays, they will get stuck and break.

Please notify the RDF in advance when planning major lab or floor cleanings, if dishwashing is involved.

Contact: helpdesk@cmm.ki.se



All items for autoclaving are to be left and picked up in the assigned cupboard on floor 01, to the wall opposite the dishwashing room. (IN/OUT)

All items are to be clearly marked with floor number and name, e.g. Adam L8:03. Special autoclave tape can be used but the RDF will not remove any residues. The autoclave tape can be placed on underlying tape for easier removal (these tapes can be bought from MediCarrier).

Special autoclaving bags can be used and will be sealed by the RDF (autoclaving/sterile bags can be bought from MediCarrier).

The autoclaving is run at approximately 7 am and 10 am (estimated autoclaving time is 2 h). When there are enough items to fill the machine, additional autoclaving can occur. If you plan experiments requiring many autoclaved items, please notify the RDF in advance.


The hot air autoclave is only for glassware and metal. Such as glass pipettes and tweezers.

No plastic or paper is accepted, because it will melt/burn. The heat is up to 180 degrees Celcius.

Depending on the item, the hot air autoclave can be better because it will not leave condense inside. The steam autoclaves intend to do that sometimes (especially with glass pipettes).

Running hour: 2 pm every day (4 h). Done the morning after.

Contact: helpdesk@cmm.se

About CMM

The Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) is a foundation instituted by the Stockholm County Council (Region Stockholm). CMM is at the heart of a close partnership with the Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, fueling advancements in biomedical and clinical research.


Center for Molecular Medicine Foundation, org. nr. 815201-3689

Karolinska University Hospital L8:05

Visionsgatan 18

171 76 Stockholm, Sweden


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