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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Amphotericin B, EP packaged and labeled.
Amphotericin B, EP is a polyene antifungal or antimycotic compound derived from Streptomyces nodosus. Amphotericin B is nearly...
Antibiotic-Antimycotic Solution (100X) packaged and labeled.
The antibiotic-antimycotic solution is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well...
Chloramphenicol palmitate packaged and labeled in glass vial.
Chloramphenicol palmitate is prepared by acylation of chloramphenicol with palmitic...
DePlasma™ packaged and labeled.
DePlasma™ is a cell culture treatment that consists of a proprietary mixture of three antimicrobial...
Amphotericin B, solubilized packaged and labeled in glass bottle.
Amphotericin B, solublized is a solubilized form of the polyene antifungal or antimycotic, amphotericin B. Amphotericin B is a...
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 a naturally-occurring co-metabolite of chloramphenicol in...
Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride packaged and labeled.
Ciprofloxacin HCl is a second generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic. TOKU-E offers two forms of ciprofloxacin...
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 or antimycotic compound derived from Streptomyces nodosus. Amphotericin B is nearly...
Ciprofloxacin packaged and labeled.
Ciprofloxacin is a second generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic.TOKU-E offers two forms of ciprofloxacin: ciprofloxacin...
Neomycin sulfate, USP packaged and labeled.
Neomycin sulfate, USP is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic composed of a number of related...
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