Contamination Control

Contamination of cell cultures is a very common but serious issue in cell culture laboratories around the world. Contamination may arise from impurities in contaminated reagents, poor aseptic technique, and cross contamination by other cells used in the lab. Biological contaminants include bacteria and fungi (yeasts and molds) which thrive in nutrient rich cell culture media. The most common biological contaminant is the highly contagious and ubiquitous organism, Mycoplasma. Many studies have shown that a high percentage of cell cultures around the world are contaminated with Mycoplasma which is capable of altering cellular metabolism, protein synthesis, morphology, and most importantly, experimental data.

Contamination can be controlled or prevented by using the following antibiotics and antimycotics to eliminate or reduce the number of biological cell culture contaminants.

 
 
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MycoRid™
MycoRid™ Solution (1000x) is a highly stable...
De-Plasma™ II
De-Plasma™ II is a safe, effective treatment for Mycoplasma infection in cell culture.
Amphotericin B, EP packaged and labeled.
Amphotericin B, EP is a polyene antifungal or antimycotic compound derived from Streptomyces nodosus. 
Antibiotic-Antimycotic Solution (100X) packaged and labeled.
The antibiotic-antimycotic solution is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi.
Chloramphenicol palmitate packaged and labeled in glass vial.
Chloramphenicol Palmitate is a prodrug of Chloramphenicol.
DePlasma™ packaged and labeled.
De-Plasma™ is a safe, non-toxic treatment for Mycoplasma infection in cell culture.
Amphotericin B, solubilized packaged and labeled in glass bottle.
Amphotericin B, Solublized is a solubilized form of Amphotericin B.
Anisomycin packaged and labeled.
Anisomycin is a sparingly soluble (2 mg/mL) protein synthesis inhibiting antibiotic produced by Streptomyces griseolus. Anisomycin...
Chloramphenicol acetate packaged and labeled in glass vial.
Chloramphenicol acetate is the major product of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase.
Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride packaged and labeled.
Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is a broad-spectrum second generation 4-fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Neomycin with 10 mg/mL packaged and labeled.
Neomycin is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic composed of a number of related neomycin...
Amphotericin B, USP packaged and labeled in glass bottle.
Amphotericin B, USP is a polyene antifungal/antimycotic compound derived from Streptomyces nodosus.
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