Glassware Washing and Sterilization

The Glassware Washing and Sterilization facility provides centralized services for cleaning laboratory glassware and sterilizing glassware and media for UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) members. The facility works with individual laboratories to accommodate specialized needs.

Faculty Leader
Jacquelyn Hank
(608) 263-7262

Facility Manager
Rob Mueller-Owens
(608) 263-5352


Services include high temperature glassware washing, steam sterilization, dry sterilization, RNAse deactivation by baking glassware, acid cleaning of glass pipettes and special acid cleaning of glassware.

The facility services UWCCC researchers at the west end of campus within the Clinical Sciences Center (CSC) and the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR). Both locations are “closed facilities” with operations performed only by facility specialists 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Materials to be processed are picked up at laboratories and returned when finished, usually the following workday.


Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations.