The presence of mycoplasma in cell cultures directly impacts your work. Mycoplasma contamination in cell culture is wide-spread and difficult to notice. Usually there is an absence of visible morphological changes but the invisible effects on the cell cultures are what

make mycoplasma contamination so serious a problem. Mycoplasmas have been shown to alter virtually every cell culture property and characteristic measured.

Screening for mycoplasma contamination is recommended on a regular basis, and before cell banking and cryopreservation. BioMaxLab offers mycoplasma testing using a PCR-based and direct culture methods.

The PCR-based assay identifies Mycoplasma positive samples using primers developed in-house for screening purposes, and the PCR test is useful for detecting contamination with more than 60 species of mycoplasma, Acholeplasma, Spiroplasma, and Ureaplasma including species most likely to afflict cell cultures: Acholeplasma laidlawii, Mycoplasma arginini, Mycoplasma arthritidis, Mycoplasma bovis, Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Mycoplasma neurolyticum, Mycoplasma orale, Mycoplasma penetrans, Mycoplasma pirum, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pulmonis, Mycoplasma salivarium, Mycoplasma synoviae, Spiroplasma citri, Ureaplasma urealyticum .

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