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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Ciprofloxacin packaged and labeled.
Ciprofloxacin is a second generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Neomycin sulfate, USP packaged and labeled.
Neomycin Sulfate, USP is a broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic.
Streptomycin sulfate packaged and labeled.
Streptomycin sulfate is an aminoglycoside used alone or in combination with penicillin in cell culture to...
Chloramphenicol succinate sodium packaged and labeled in glass vial.
Chloramphenicol succinate sodium is the salt prepared from chloramphenicol succinate.
Kanamycin sulfate, USP packaged and labeled.
Kanamycin, USP is an aminoglycoside antibiotic often used to select for bacteria which have been successfully...
Caspofungin acetate packaged and labeled.

Caspofungin Acetate is a lipopeptide echinocandin antifungal and inhibitor of β(1,3)-D-Glucan synthase.

Chloramphenicol packaged and labeled.
Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum bacteriostatic antimicrobial that inhibits bacterial protein synthesis.
Hygromycin B, EvoPure (Low Endotoxin)
Hygromycin B, EvoPure® (Low Endotoxin) has a strict endotoxin content of ≤10 EU/mg.
Kanamycin acid sulfate packaged and labeled.
Kanamycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic often used to select for bacteria which have been successfully...
Gentamicin sulfate, USP packaged and labeled.
Gentamicin Sulfate USP is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to control bacterial contamination.
Nystatin packaged and labeled.
Nystatin is a sparingly soluble (0.360 mg/mL) fungicidal and fungistatic polyene antifungal.
Gentamicin Sulfate, EP
Gentamicin sulfate, EP is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to control bacterial contamination in cell culture.
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